10thDecember 2018

Judoka return to Wales with 7 medals from the 2018 British Junior and Senior Championships.

The team travelled to Sheffield as the English Institute of Sport (EIS) played host to the 2018 British Championship & Team GB Trials, the final contest of the year. Producing some solid performances, judoka ensured the trip north was not in vein, returning with no less than 4 Junior medals and 3 Senior medals.  

In the junior category Dan Rabbit (-60kg) fought brilliantly to bring home the gold to finish a successful year.  Holly Jones (-70kg) won silver, and only narrowly beaten to the top of the podium. In the -52kg category Jasmine Hacker-Jones showed her strength and determination to claim bronze as she prepares to move up in age category.  Oliver Barratt followed his teammates onto the podium to win bronze in the -100kg category.

The second day of competition saw the seniors in action. Greg Varey (-66kg), who had previously won titles in all other age groups, completed his collection of British Championships medals with a first success in this category.  Despite competing the previous day, Dan Rabbit (-60kg) had his eye on the top prize and once again topped the podium to claim a very impressive double gold. Holly Jones (-70kg) also returned to the mat for the second time to match her silver medal from the previous day. In the same category Rachel Hawkes demonstrated her grit, claiming bronze just behind her teammate.

Congratulations all competitors. 

The championships were a great end to what was a successful year in 2018.


Junior Results:
Dan Rabbit U60kg - Gold
Holly Jones U70kg - Silver
Jasmine Hacker-Jones U52kg - Bronze
Ollie Barratt U100kg - Bronze

Senior Results:
Gregg Varey U66kg - Gold
Holly Jones U70kg - Silver
Rachel Hawkes U70kg - Bronze

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