Sussex Masters and Senior Open
15 March 2009

Kin Ryu's Judoka.

Kin Ryu Judo Club member David O’Doherty saw his most sucessful weekend of competition when he took two gold medals at the Sussex Senior and Masters open held in Worthing.

O’Doherty started the day by competing in the Senior event against players younger than himself but he won both his fights in style with clean ippon (ten point win in judo) throws both in under 20 seconds!

After this he braved the Masters event (for players over 35 yrs) and found himself up against a new set of challenges as instead of giving away age, he was now the lowest grade in the group, but he didn’t let this affect his winning streak and after a tough final he came away with his second gold of the day, proving that age and grade are no barrier!

Peter and Steve were also in attendance as referees and coaches.

Well done to all!!