UPDATE: Spring Hopes Youth Judo Championship
In Moscow, Russia, a team of 13-14 year old boys represented USA this past weekend at the Spring Hopes Youth Judo Championships. The event hosted over 700 competitors in different weight divisions ranging from 32kg to +60kg.
On day one of the tournament, Liam Wright from Universal Judo Texas won 5 matches but lost in the finals earning the silver medal in the 60kg division; a category that consisted of more than 50 athletes.
In the 38kg division, from the Georgian Wrestling School in New York, Leon Simakhov scored the bronze medal with an impressive 6-1 performance.
Athletes / Results:
32kg - Corbin Mallo
38kg – Leon Simakhov (Bronze medal)
42kg – Rafael Catalan
50kg – Dallas Worthington
60kg – Liam Wright (Silver medal)
+60kg – Hovanes Khanbekyan