Judo clubs rake in medals

Friday July 31st, 2009

Local athletes beat rival Team Quebec to bring home 21 gold, 12 silver and 17 bronze at championships in Calgary


Local judoka contributed to a milestone victory for Team Ontario at the Canadian Youth Judo Championships for under-15, under-17, and under-20 age divisions in Calgary earlier this month.

Athletes from the Kaizen and Asahi judo clubs helped their provincial team beat rival Team Quebec en route to bringing home an impressive 21 gold, 12 silver, and 17 bronze medals.

Bob Zettl, owner and president of Kitchener's Kaizen club and Team Ontario head coach, praised the spirit and technical quality of the Ontario competitors and especially our local athletes. "For a lot of the kids in this region, it was their first time at nationals and they did very well."


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