Toshi Kazoku Judokwai bag medals at UEL competition

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 October 2018

TKJ club members pose for the camera at the London area green belt and below competion (Pic: TKJ)

TKJ club members pose for the camera at the London area green belt and below competion (Pic: TKJ)


Toshi Kazoku Judokwai had seven members bag podium places at the London area green belt and below competition at the University of East London.

11 members from the Barking Abbey-based club participated in the event with seven coming up trumps with medals, while two others Justus Smitruis and James Downes also completed their first day as club level referees in the competition.

Rene Fulgence, Yaroslav Mykytyn and Mindaugas Vaskevicius picked up gold medals.

Amy Branch and Kaif Tabassum fell short as runners-up but bagged silver medals while Blaine Delaney and Emily Verrier sealed bronze medals.

Kelian Fulgence secured a fifth place finish while George Branch, Daneil Rynkevic and Daniil Mykytyn fell short.

Coach Turan Kiani said: “What a busy but great day so great to see you club not only turn up to the event with a large group of players but also a couple of referees as well.

“I couldn’t be so proud of this great judo club.”

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