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Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Congratulations to Year 13 pupil Hannah Furey who won two gold
medals in the British National Ju Jitsu championships in Birmingham
over the Easter holidays.
Hannah celebrated her 18th birthday the day before the
competition and so had even more of a challenge on her hands as she
had to move up to the senior category which is significantly more
After winning her first two fights, she was in the final against
the defending champion who was unbeaten in the last few
years. The fight was so close that after three minutes the
judges could not declare a winner and the fight went into extra
time. After a further one minute of ground fighting, Hannah managed
to get her opponent into an arm lock she could not escape from
and was announced the winner of the gold medal.
Hannah entered four disciplines and her second gold medal came
in the weapons Kata where she performed a routine with mini
swords. And just to keep it in the family, Hannah's 10 year
old brother competed for the first time and also won a gold and a
Hannah will now go to Germany in August this year to compete in
the United Nations World Championships to defend her titles.
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