Medals galore for Renshuden Judo Club in Christchurch

Members of the Renshuden Judo Club (from left, back row) Rupert Ludlow-Catty, Lukas Ghidella, Reicher Barnes, Nikita Wright, Bodie Barnes, Michael Broad, Sonny von Pein, Sylvia Brook and (front row) Sean Scharr, Layla Barnes, Craig Wright, Matt Brook and Archie von Pein are happy after a successful couple of days at the Canterbury Open in Christchurch last weekend.

The club sent 15 competitors to the event and came back with 12 medals. It won nine medals in the junior section, with Nikita Wright (11) and Layla Barnes (6) winning gold.

Martin de Ridder won a bronze in the senior men’s grade and then picked up a gold in the junior men’s category.

Overall the team won three golds, two silvers and seven bronze medals.

It was a good welcome back to competition, after the Covid-19 pandemic put an end to last year’s Canterbury Open.

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