Golden weekend for young Rush Judo starlets

Gold medal winners Rebekah Bryant Moore (U32kg) and Maggie Rumsby Ferris (U36kg)
Gold medal winners Rebekah Bryant Moore (U32kg) and Maggie Rumsby Ferris (U36kg)
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Rush Judo continued their fine form with another excellent weekend of Judo which saw they return home with a fantastic medal haul.

First up was the youngsters who competed on Saturday at the Chalfont Open, returning with 14 golds, five silvers and four bronzes, plus four Ippon of the Day awards.

Gold: Sophie Rush, Jessica Rush, Marcus Rush, Suri Dix, Jordan Hayes, Connall Clarke, Alec Clarke, Jemima Cadge, Rebekah Bryant Moore, Maggie Rumsby Ferris, Pennie Rumsby Ferris, Evie Halvey Jacobs, Lewis Fryer and Ethan Tegg.

Silver: Tegwin Jenkins, Leo Rumsby Ferris, Alec Holian, Kieran Doherty and Ethan Shaw.

Bronze: Daniel Rush, Nia Jenkins, Dylan Richards and Travis Hayes.

Alec, Maggie, Ethan Tegg and Tegwin also achieved the coveted Ippon of the Day awards.

Sunday saw the Competition Squad travel to Crawley for the Southern England area open.

Michael Fryer took gold, beating a long term rival with ippon in the final.

Emily Niven took a fantastic silver despite a bad foot injury to gain her first ranking medal, while Charlie Bennett had his best performance yet in winning a bronze and getting his first ranking points.

Gergo Berendi and Hannah Niven came through to take bronze despite being in tough groups with close fights against GB champions.

This was a particularly successful week for Michael as he had just received news of his selection to the England Elite Talent Development Squad – a great achievement as the number of places has been reduced dramatically.

To enjoy training and competing with Rush Judo, contact Laurie Rush on 07949 609569 for more information or visit www.rushjudo.co.uk