Judo students’ knockout performances

Joseph Bulmer

STUDENTS at Kingsley School in Bideford are celebrating an outstanding series of results at the Devon County Junior Judo Championships at Kingsbridge last weekend.

Two of the students returned with gold medals –Finlay Mathers from Year 5 in the under-34 kilo category and Ryan Ashton of Year 11 in the over-66g class.

Finlay won all four of his bouts by “Ippon” knockout, while Ryan won five straight victories to secure his title.

Louis Hughes won silver in the under 46kg group, while bronze medals went to Joe Hillyer, Nina Wilkinson, Nigel Stella, Oliver Mathers and Joshua Hunt.