Judo ace Peter lands two gold medals

GREAT Britain judo international Peter Vincent won two gold medals in the Garami Heerle Judo tournament in Holland.

Peter Vincent
Peter Vincent

Vincent, from Angmering, won gold in the over-90kg senior men’s category with three straight wins, including against GB-ranked Courtney Anderson, from New Cross Martial Arts.

He then went on to compete in the open weight senior men’s category and secured four straight wins to take gold.

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Vincent said: “It was good to fight Courtney as we are normally different weights when competing in the UK, so it makes things a bit more interesting when fighting in Europe as they often move the categories around a bit.”

Vincent celebrated his wins with the news that he had made the England judo squad for the seventh successive year after a difficult year with injury.

However, even better news then followed as he was named in the Great Britain squad for the fourth successive year and is the only Sussex player in the squad.

He said: “There are a few younger Sussex players on the England Squad coming through which is good to see but currently I am the only male Great Britain player from the county.

“My highlight of 2013 was making the senior European rankings, which I hope to build on this year as it is the next step towards the World stage.

“I would like to thank Virgin active for their tremendous support and also the Worthing Herald for the coverage that they give both myself and the sport of judo.

“If there are any youngsters out there who would like to try the sport, they will find it very rewarding. My advice is to go to a local club and give judo a try, you never know how far you will go, perhaps to the Olympics.”