Judo starlets are top of the chops

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BURY Judo Club enjoyed a weekend to remember at the British Judo Council Welsh National Championships as they took an impressive haul of medals.

The club sent 10 representatives to compete in the event and between them they bagged seven medals, including one gold.

In total there were 280 eight to 16-year-old judoka competing in the championships – representing three different associations from across the British Isles.

Beth Curran was the star of the show for Bury as she swept to the gold medal, while Liam Trillgreen and Ashley Seager took silvers and James Hammond-Clay, Jamie Klyen, Alex Gill and Tristan Randolph bagged bronzes.

Curran’s top technique helped her to overcome her diminutive size and take the title, while eight-year-old Seager scooped the silver in her first taste of the nationals.

Gill and Trillgreen were also both in good form – producing some big throws to wow the watching crowd – and Randolph, Klyen and Hammond-Clay fought well in large pools.

Although Hammond-Clay lost his first fight, he went through on the repechage and won his three following contests to take a well-deserved bronze.

Ralph Williams, Haydn Williams and Jack Boughton also took part in the championships and gave a good account of themselves.