Melbourn Judo Club back among the medals at British Championship
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Lara Haslam became the fifth Melbourn Judo Club player to win a national medal in the last 10 years as she took silver at the British Championship in Edinburgh.
Haslam, competing in the U36kg category, progressed to the final four after securing two hold-downs in the pool stages.
Louis Clais-Burns and Daisy King also represented Melbourn in Scotland.
Clais-Burns (U34kg) also won two of his three group-stage contests and went through to the final eight as pool winner on points.
He performed well but eventually went out in the knockout round.
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King (U40kg) fought her heart out in a tough pool of five.
She fought back from a Wazari down in her first fight to win with two counter throws.
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She went on to win one and lose the other of her group-stage fights.
She needed to win her final fight to reach the final four and secure a guaranteed bronze medal.
It was a bruising match and King went ahead by a Wazari, but got caught with a massive hip throw and the dream was over.
In December, British squad players Matthew Boyce and Imogen Ranner (cadets), Toby Beamiss (junior) and Emma Reid (senior) will be going for gold in the older age band National Championship.