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Barnard wins Dublin double gold

PUBLISHED: 09:00 28 October 2011

Redbridge Judo Club

Redbridge Judo Club

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Redbridge youngster leads the club’s impressive October medal haul

Connor Barnard has been among the medals this month, representing Redbridge Judo Club in tournaments nationwide.

On Saturday, Barnard travelled to Dublin to compete in the Irish Open and recorded six victories in the under-55kg division and won gold in both the junior and cadet groups.

His triumph followed an excellent team performance the previous weekend, where Redbridge judo players took home three medals from the British Nationals.

Hayley Willis secured gold in the under-48kg category, while there were bronze medals for Charlotte Newborn and Reece Sandy in the over-70kg and under-60kg competitions respectively.

Barnard was a creditable fifth in the under-50kg division.

Newborn was back in action this weekend at the Northern Home Counties competition in High Wycombe, winning gold in the over-63kg division.

Samantha Gipp won bronze at the same event in the under-27kg category.

Back home, club members John Fawsett and Thomas Drayton were recent recipients of Jack Petchey Awards.


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