JM trio in top form

A VISIT by three members of the JM Judo Club to the annual summer area competition produced a great result for the Royston club. Despite depleted numbers, the group came away with maximum awards. Club vice-captain Dawn Smith was around to bolster the you

A VISIT by three members of the JM Judo Club to the annual summer area competition produced a great result for the Royston club.

Despite depleted numbers, the group came away with maximum awards.

Club vice-captain Dawn Smith was around to bolster the young contingent with some moral support, and kept the young players concentrating on the task in hand.

Alfie Massmann-Brown was first out in a three-way tie, which saw the seven-year-old gain two maximum point wins in his two bouts, the first of which saw produced a hip throw followed by a strong ground hold for the 10-point win.


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Tom Fox followed his cousin to the contest mat and did not disappoint, in a tight four-man set up.

An opening loss on a split decision did not deter the youngster, and he came back with two superb wins both for maximum points, again using the hip throw technique.

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With the narrowest of point advantage,s Fox held on to secure the gold medal.

Neil Smith returned to action after an 18-month absence with an injury and drew much applause from the crowd with some superb judo skills in a heavily weighted five man pool.

Another of the club's many long- term hopefuls, Smith won all four bouts with maximum points, defeating junior national bronze medallist David Stephenson from Barnet Judo Club with a strong ground hold on the way to claim his gold.

Club leader John Massmann said: "It was a really excellent day, with some very positive results."

For membership and club details contact John Massmann on 01763 241020.

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