Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Gordon's alive!

Winston Gordon claimed gold at the English Judo Open in Sheffield on Sunday.
The Tooting judoka, who coaches at Ernest Bevin College, beat Enfield’s Philip Awiti-Alcaraz in the -100kg final with an Ippon as a result of a throw.
He won his three previous bouts by the same method, beating Theodore Spalding-McIntosh in just 30 seconds in the semi-final.
Ernest Bevin’s Jack Kelly lost to Awiti-Alcaraz in the other semi-final but claimed bronze in the repêchage.
In the U20 competition, Haris Kekic claimed gold in the +100kg category and Adam Horshal won bronze in the -90kg category.
The club won another seven medals at the British Schools Championships the day before.
Congratulations to Winston on winning the English Open. I wonder why he moved up to 100kg after all these years competing at 90kg. Perhaps making the weight just gets tiresome.

You can see the Bomber here with pretty much the crew who won seven medals at the British Schools Championship. Who knows what could have been, but then again you can't do everything. He's training tomorrow, playing a schools sevens tournament on Friday and then turning out for the Ruts at a rugby festival at Effingham and Leatherhead on Sunday. Not a lot of room for judo as well in that schedule.
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