Golden hat-trick for Ralph as Haydn scoops two silvers

Twin brothers Ralph and Haydn Williams proudly display their county medals
Twin brothers Ralph and Haydn Williams proudly display their county medals
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Youngster Ralph Williams had a weekend to remember as he won a hat-trick of gold medals at the Hertfordshire Athletics Championships which were held at Lee Valley.

Ralph,12, had a remarkable weekend – bringing home medals in the 60m hurdles, 300m and the high jump.

He was particularly pleased with his jump win as he managed to clear 1.40m which he had been targeting since the start of the season.

Ralph’s twin Haydn also picked up two silver medals after being pipped at the post in the hurdles and 300m by his brother.

The boys have recently moved up to the U15 category and have shown that they can look forward to another medal-laden outdoor season.

Not content with his success on the track, Haydn was also in action at the 2015 British Schools Judo Championships in Sheffield.

One of the most important events in the junior judo calendar, the competition had 525 entrants from more than 400 British schools.

Haydn started with a wazari win, and he continued in top form – even though a nosebleed in a later round made his fights more challenging.

He managed to make the final four in his category and was over the moon with his third place bronze medal under the guidance of RushJudo coach Laurie Rush.

Haydn said: “I was very nervous when I got to the arena as it was such a massive competition, but I really wanted to do well.”