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Silver and bronze for George and Aimee

THERE were podium finishes for two judo starlets at the North Yorkshire Judo Festival last weekend.

THERE were podium finishes for two judo starlets at the North Yorkshire Judo Festival last weekend.

George Stewart and Aimee Lawson claimed respective silver and bronze medals despite competing against rivals from across the region at the Railway Institute in York.

Having taken bronze at the British Schools Championships in April, Aimee maintained her form taking bronze again in the same pool as the current schools’ champion.

Aimee said: “I really enjoyed the competition, the fighting was tough and I was happy with my medal.”

George fought well and was just beaten to the gold after succumbing to an Osotogari, taking silver at the end of a close contest.
George said: “I was disappointed I didn't get the gold medal but I was pleased to have fought so well, winning two out of three fights in my pool.”