Fistful of medals for Bury

Bury Judo Club returned home with five medals from Leicester.
Bury Judo Club returned home with five medals from Leicester.

Bury Judo Club returned from the Southfields Open Championship in Leicester with five hard-earned medals.

Mya Klyen won a gold medal, while Tristan Randolph, James Hammond-Clay and Beth O’Conner all took silvers, and Liam Trill-Green bagged a bronze.

It was an impressive second gold medal in successive competitions for Klyen, at a prestigious event that attracted numerous national champions across the various age and weight groups.

Randolph, meanwhile, also fought well – throwing his first two opponents with big ippons before losing in a hard-fought final.

Hammond-Clay moved up a weight group on the day, but he only marginally missed out on a gold medal as two of his throws were judged to have been out of the area.

O’Connor gave a great account of herself, only losing in the final to the national champion, while Trill-Green fought in a large group and did very well to take bronze.

Bury club-mates Jamie Klyen, Haydn William, Ralph Williams, Kane Deham and Kalen Lane all fought well and were unfortunate not to take medals.

Bury Judo Club is based at Adeyfield Community Centre in Hemel Hempstead and is always on the lookout for new members who are interested in giving the sport a try.

Sessions for all ages take place between 6pm and 10pm on Monday evenings, and new participants can enjoy their first session for free.

See www.buryjudoclub.co.uk for more information.