JUDO: Grays Judo Club’s young players flexed their muscles to win another haul of medals at two recent competitions.
Eight talented members competed in the Nakmas Kent Championships and all eight brought home medals after excelling in numerous rounds.
Omoteniola Oluwa (aged seven), Olaseni Oluwa (seven), Boglarka Pasztor (13) and Hunor Pasztor (12) all secured gold medals.
Mia Hogben (nine) and Sophie Pasztor (eight) won silver medals, and Rebecca Noble (nine) and Napsugar Pasztor (10) received bronze medals.
A week later, the success continued when five youngsters from the club fought at the London and Northern Home Counties Areas Competition.
Organised by the British Judo Association, Grays Judo Club secured an amazing second place finish in the overall medal table - bringing home three golds.
Sophie Pasztor (eight), Napsugar Pasztor (10) and Hunor Pasztor (12), finished on the podium’s top spot, while there was a silver medal for nine-year-old Gracjan Janik.
Kacper Skrzypczyk (nine) fought impressively in a hard group but missed out on a medal this time.
And coach Sensei Iurie Burazer said he was thrilled with the result.
“We were competing against significantly bigger and stronger judo clubs from the area,” he said.
“It is a great achievement and everyone should be very proud of what they have done.”
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