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Southfields 50th Anniversary Annual Open 2020

200 people were in attendance from all over the country this weekend to take part in the Southfields 50th Anniversary Annual Open event in Leicester, SR Judo Club took ten competitors, coming away with six medals.

Millie Shaw, fighting in only her second ever competition, displayed great spirit in the primary girls U23kg category, but was unfortunate to not win a medal. Eliza Seditas, competing in the girls under 30kg battled hard to a bronze medal. Lyla Painter fought exceptionally well in the U35kg to also take a bronze, narrowly missing out on a silver with just seconds left on the clock.

Noah Chamberlain, taking part in his first competitive event put in an outstanding performance in the primary boys under 35kg and took a well-deserved silver medal. Ricco Crowie-McGrath also put in a fantastic display of judo, winning all his bouts and returning with a gold medal in the U23kg. Fabian Crowie-McGrath came up against some tough opposition in the U26kg and was unlucky to not get a medal.

In the junior boys, Curtis Thompson, fighting in the U30kg category took a silver medal. Ben Shaw moved up a weight category into the boys U40kg. Unfortunately, the weight advantage fared too much for him and he returned without a medal despite a valiant effort.

In the junior girls, Ruby Gimson was unfortunate in the U50kg, losing to the eventual gold medallist and going home with a bronze. Poppy Murphy, up against some very experienced players in the girls O65kg and did very well to come away with silver. Check out the photos from the day on our gallery page:

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