Pair win medals at judo championships

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SIX junior members from Wallsend’s Bushido Judo Kwai joined around 120 other judoka at Westgate Centre for Sport for the North East Open Judo Championship.

First to compete was Millie Richardson, eight, in the under 24 kilo girls primary event.

It was Millie’s first championship and she won a bronze. There was also a special Ne-Waza (groundwork) event at under 24k, which Millie also entered and took the gold.

The next win was from Liam Banks, 11, in which he won the bronze in the boy’s under 60 kilo event.

Jessica Cairns, 10, Chris Sayers 11, David Beck, 13, and Jack Ross, 12, also competing in his first championship, gave a good account of themselves, but did not make it into the medals.

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