Jenicek claims gold

Tuesday August 28th, 2007
Brampton Guardian, November 3, 2006 Nicole Jenicek was a good representative for Ontario at the recent Quebec Open judo tournament. The Tora Judo Club athlete was the only Ontario competitor to take gold at the prestigious meet which drew top competitors from Canada, the U.S. and internationally and is considered one of the toughest events in the country to win. It is the second consecutive year that the 14-year old from Brampton has won gold in Quebec. This year Jenicek competed in the -57 kilograms division, moving up from the -52 kgs category. "I feel more comfortable (at the bigger weight) you gain more muscle,'' she said. Jenicek, who is coached by Tony Kelly at Tora, won all three of her fights in Quebec. She started judo about six years ago and loves the sport. "I like the discipline, it keeps me from bad habits,'' she said. She has made rapid strides in judo and is hoping to continue to improve. She would like to better her place at the nationals, last season she was fifth and is hoping to do even better at the 2007 Canadian championships in B.C. next summer. She was one of five Tora athletes at the event. Genna Burnett also earned a medal finishing third in her division. Tara Kelly, Alexander Foster and Alexander Reid also fought well in their respective divisions.

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