Harold Hill Judo club enjoy success at development event

PUBLISHED: 14:00 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:59 02 March 2018

Harold Hill Judo club members pose for the camera (Pic: Bill Taylor)

Harold Hill Judo club members pose for the camera (Pic: Bill Taylor)


Harold Hill Judo club members enjoyed success at the Bushido Judo Clubs development in Tunbridge Wells this weekend.

More than 250 competitors were at the event, including 16 from Harold Hill, with four cousins, Billy and Mia Eastwood, Bridie Attrell and Sharna-Marie Attrell all bringing home gold medals.

The day started well with six-year-old Ivan Srivastava winning all three of his bouts to win gold.

Anton Lipanovich won three of his four bouts to bag a well earned silver medal.

15-year-old Yolana Welch, at only 48kg fought in an open weight category and although being the lightest beat all her opponents to win gold.

Paige Jackson also fought in the same category and had a close fought match with Welch, going on to win silver.

Oliwier Bartnik bagged gold by beating his club mate Adam Murrey for silver and Callum Jackson also got gold.

Good performances were also given by Vansh Mehra, Kimora Pownall, Ellie Cooper, Joe Robinson, Lewis Jackson and Ronnie Gage, all trying some excellent judo and going on to win bronze medals which ensured they also won a Spirit of Judo Trophy.

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