LIAM JONES picked up his first ever gold medal for Kazoku-Kan Judo Club at the Special Needs Open Championships in Hampshire.
He showed great skill and determination to beat all three of his opponents with ease to finish top of the pile for the Droitwich Spa club.
Sophie Kenny, competing in her second competition in two-and-a-half years, put up a great fight against stronger opponents and managed to come away with a bronze medal.
Elsewhere, at the Bushi Judo Club’s annual event in Erdington, Jordan Phillips fought very well against his line-up, winning two fights with decisive victories and secured himself the silver medal.
Felicity Warburton also put up some of the best judo of her career, beating two of her opponents with authority to also pick up a silver medal.
Meanwhile, Eleanor Warburton took part in the 15-17-year-old and 16+ categories, walking away with a silver and bronze medal respectively.
This was also the last time Warburton would fight as a junior as she was awarded the Senior Orange belt at the end of the competition.
Instructor Rich Morrish said “These kids are amazing, and a great example of how to carry yourself, not only in judo, but in life.
“We are incredibly proud of them all, they go out there and show everyone what they are capable of each and every time.
“At the end of the day, it’s all about them and what they achieve, we are just the teachers, they go out there and put into action what they learn each week.”