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Golden girl Georgia shines for Ford

17:30 20 February 2014

Ford Judo Club

Ford Judo Club's Georgia Howard tops the podium

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Judoka impresses on Merseyside

Ford Judo Club’s Georgia Howard showed fine form to win gold at an event in Liverpool at the weekend.

After beginning with a good win in her opening under-36kg bout, when a failed attack from her opponent allowed Howard a good grappling opportunity, from which she pinned her rival on her back for 20 seconds, Howard lost her second fight to a Scottish rival.

That left her as runner-up in her group and facing the winner of the opposite group, another strong Scottish judoka, but Howard controlled the fight to claim victory and a place in the final.

Coach Bill Taylor said: “Georgia was fighting extremely well, learning from previous wins and losses.

“She is an intelligent girl and will always listen and act on coaching tips. In her final, Georgia had a young player who she trains with on a regular basis, so knew what to expect.

“A weak attack from Georgia put her in a vulnerable position but she managed to defend against a pin.

“A technical element was missing from Georgia’s attack and when I pointed that out she implemented it on her next attack to throw her opponent for a maximum 10-point win score. A well deserved gold medal.”

Clubmate James O’Shea, 15, competed in his own age group on Saturday and the older category the following day.

After a good first-round win in a GB ranking event, O’Shea came up against the eventual winner of the group and defeat sent him into the knockout round, where he lost to a golden score.

Taylor added: “James was giving away up to five years in age in the under-21 group but we had some technical improvements that needed to be worked on in a competitive situation which is quite hard to do in a club environment.

“I was really pleased with James’s efforts, he implemented all the points which were lacking the previous day.

“Although leading in his last fight with several scores, a slight lack of control saw his opponent finish the fight with a well-executed throw.

“I was really proud of the players this weekend, their judo is going from strength to strength.”

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