Intra Club Tournament
We will be holding our Second Taikai Intra Club Tournament. This will be held in Gorebridge Leisure Centre on Sunday 28th April. More details and how to enter will be available soon.
Randori Judo are pleased to announce details of our next ‘KURASU’ Judo Master Class on Saturday 1st June at Newbattle Community Campus, Midlothian.!
GB and Olympic Athlete NEKODA SMYTHE DAVIS!
Nekoda Davis is a Judoka who competes regularly for Great Britain in the -57kg category. Since taking up Judo at age 6, Nekoda has gone on to reach the highest level of the sport, becoming a multiple British Champion, competing at tournaments all over the world and in 2017 became World Championship bronze medallist.
Her dedication and determination has led her to a series of great results in her career so far, including a gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. This followed on from her great performances at junior level, which included winning a bronze at the 2013 European Championships.
Nekoda’s success continued into 2015, winning gold at the Zagreb Grand Prix, British Open and a Silver at the Baku Grand Slam. In 2016, she also won bronze medals at the Samsun and Dusseldorf Grands Prix and represented Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, narrowly losing out in the last 16 to London 2012 bronze medallist Automne Pavia.
Following a wrist operation post-Rio, Nekoda kicked off her 2017 season at the Tblisi Grand Prix in March. Competing in -63kg – a category above her usual weight of -57kg – Nekoda finished in fifth place, a promising return to competition against tough opponents.
A further set back through a thumb injury meant 2017 was set to be the toughest both physically and mentally for Nekoda. Her determination, hard work and desire to succeed was worth it for Nekoda as she ended Great Britain’s medal drought at the World Judo Championships with a bronze in the -57kg category. Not since Euan Burton’s bronze in in 2010 had a British judoka climbed the medal rostrum at the global event. Success in 2017 continues as Nekoda claimed the silver medal position in September at the Zagreb Grand Prix. In 2018 she won Bronze at the Paris Grand Slam and won the Grand Slam in Düsseldorf, Europa League with Red Star Champigny and won silver at the World Championships in Baku.
This is not to be missed!
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