A YOUNG judo star is celebrating after winning a gold medal in just a few seconds.
Whytrig Middle School pupil Connor Smith, 12, won gold at the British Judo Association’s Schools Championships at Sheffield in the Under-50kg category.
At the same event, Stephen Nugent, 14, of Newcastle’s St Cuthbert’s School, won silver in the Under-73kg.
Stephen’s brother Michael, 17, and Sebastian Dadbin, also 17, who attends Whitley Bay High School, both just missed out on any medals with a fifth place finish in the Under-73kg and Under-55kg categories, respectively.
They all train at Lakeside Judo Club in Killingworth.