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Medals galore for Danson judo fighters
5:19pm Tuesday 24th July 2012 in Sport
A SIXTEEN-STRONG squad from Danson Judo Club travelled to Tunbridge Wells to compete in what was for many their first competition.
The morning got off to a good start with seven year old Seely twins Max and Luke winning bronze medals.
Max received the spirit of judo award for demonstrating outstanding skill with one of the best throws of the tournament.
Abi Potter-Scarborough excelled in her first competition by winning a silver medal.
She was followed closely by Jimmy Hurtt, who also attained silver.
Brothers Harvey and Jamie Davies were next with Harvey putting in a credible display to win a bronze and Jamie putting in one the performances of the day from a Danson Judoka by winning all five contests to claim gold.
The afternoon got off to a good start with Matthew Green winning bronze.
He was followed closely by his friend Jai Carter, who won bronze in his first competition.
Also competing for the first time were Harry Cook and Josh Barton.
Cook took silver and collected the spirit of judo award in recognition of his skill.
Barton, who started judo at Easter, showed fantastic potential, winning gold while older brother Tom took bronze.
First time competitors John Letchford, Harrison Dury and Jack Lovekin were all in the same group.
Lovekin excelled on the day by winning gold as Letchford and Dury both picked up bronzes, as did Harry White who was giving away some kilos in a heavier weight group.
Katie Lovekin brought the day to a close with another fine display of judo on her way to winning a silver medal.
This completed what was a successful weekend for recently qualified coach Freya Wells, who accumulated the required amount of points for the much coveted black belt at a grading in High Wycombe.
Wells,19, qualified as a UKCC level two coach earlier in the year and coaches all the children who competed.
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