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Grantham Judo Club bring home medals from first competition

Some of Grantham Judo Club's medal winners. (2836804)
Some of Grantham Judo Club's medal winners. (2836804)

Practitioners from Grantham Judo Club enjoyed remarkable success at their first competition since the club started in September 2017.

The East Midlands Open was held in Leicester on Sunday. Between them, the Grantham juniors won two golds, one silver and one bronze medal, whilst the seniors won two silver medals.

Lewis Frankish (under 30kg) on the day moved up a weight to face older and higher graded opponents. He put in a fantastic performance but missed out on a medal.

Henry Gatin (under 30kg) lost his first fight but brushed himself off and fought extremely hard to win his next four to take home a bronze medal.

Brooke Webster (under 35kg) fought with lots of spirt to take took a gold medal, whilst George Thompson (under 35 kg) did a great job two win three fights to bring home a silver medal.

Dino Cenci (over 50kg) took on a pool of competitors to win all contests decisively to take the gold.

Scott Cenci (over 100kg) fought hard to win a silver medal and Darren Stapleton (under 100kg) put in a solid performance to also take home silver.

Coach Adam Towle said: "This was a fantastic result for the players in their first competition. The juniors and seniors all performed to an exceptional standard and I am extremely proud.”

The club is run from Grantham's Meres leisure centre and classes take place on a Thursday evening: five-seven-year olds 5.45pm-6.30pm, eight-13-year-olds 6.30pm-7.30 pm, 14 and over 7.30pm-8.30pm.

For more information about Grantham Judo Club email granthamjudoclub@hotmail.com


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