Summer is over, and with it the long vacation which only means one thing – another university year filled with judo has begun. And we kicked it off in style with 11 judokas leaving Oxford bright and early to fight at the Southend-on-Sea International and returning to the shire later that evening with 9 medals in total. Being an international tournament it was suiting that Oxford Judo had seven different nationalities on the mats: English, Welsh, French, Irish, Canadian, Swiss, and Faroese.
Locryn would probably want to add Cornish to that list, but until then, these were the medals from left to right:
Abbie won gold in masters and silver in seniors u70s,
Oz won silver in kyu grades u81s,
Sam won bronze in o100s,
Gregor won silver in u81s,
Locryn won silver in u90s,
Jordan won bronze in u70s,
Sanna won bronze in kyu grades u78s,
and Rachel won bronze in u63s.