Bajans still judo champs
Barbados slammed the competition to successfully defend their title when the 13th Barbados International Judo Tournament came to an end at the Wildey Gymnasium yesterday.
The home team finished with 15 gold, 12 silver and seven bronze medals to finish first among the eight participating countries. The others are Martinique, Guadeloupe, St Maarten, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and The Bahamas.
Guadeloupe finished second with six gold, six silver and 12 bronze, while Trinidad ended in third position with two gold, nine silver and one bronze.
The Barbados senior national team comprising Asa Weithers, Kyle Maxwell, Levar Arthur, Nathan Weithers and Onah-Obasi Okey put in a dominant performance, winning all of their matches.
Nathan Weithers led the way, winning the ippon for junior males while Guadeloupe’s William Segor won the ippon for senior males
In the female division, Dre Hay of The Bahamas won the ippon for junior females and Ruthlene Batistic of St Marteen won the seniors’.