UEL Sports elite Judo scholar Julia Scardone took home a silver medal in her -57kg category, narrowly losing in the final by an ippon, meanwhile Ju Jitsu scholar Sophie Newnes impressed in her first Judo tournament, winning the first fight in the -78kg group with an arm bar to also takehome silver.
Second year UEL Judo students Kelly Kenubia and Lucy Hunnisett also put in a good showing, taking home silver and bronze respectively in their -81kg and -63kg categories, there was also a bronze medal for newcomer Lise-Lota Imala in the -70kg group.
UELSports Judo Clubs Stephen Kent successfully defended his +100kg title at the British Judo London Universities and Colleges Open at the UEL SportsDock last Sunday.
Stephen, who is also the chairman of the university’s Judo club, won both of his fights by ippon to take home gold for the second year in a row at the tournament which attracted a national field of over 150 university students.
Special note also goes out to Mike Hunnisett, Youseff Badreldin and Luke Easton who all fought valiantly in their categories but narrowly missed out on the medals.
The UEL Judo team will now be looking forward towards the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) National Championships in Sheffield on the 22nd of February 2014, where last time out they won two medals (silver and bronze), from just three competitors.
UEL Judo trains twice a week at the UEL SportsDock on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. For further information and how to join, contact us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/UELJudo
By Stephen Kent