Double Ju Jitsu Gold for Hannah
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 difficult.
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 silver medal.
Hannah will now go to Germany in August this year to compete in the United Nations World Championships to defend her titles.