Siblings are champion

PUBLISHED: 12:12 28 December 2006 | UPDATED: 10:22 24 May 2010

A GIRL from Weston who was sent to judo class to burn off some excess energy has been crowned a British champion. Georgia Wood, aged eight, won

A GIRL from Weston who was sent to judo class to burn off some excess energy has been crowned a British champion.Georgia Wood, aged eight, won the National Judo Championship in the under 25kgs class, and older brother Zach, aged 12, was runner-up in the under 30kgs class.The siblings started judo together 18 months ago when their mum Lorain sent them to classes at the Sakura Bana Judo Club at Herons' Moor Community Primary School.The pair made such rapid progress that they were entered into the National Judo Championships held in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.In a tough competition Georgia beat seven other contestants to win the gold medal and title of national champion. Zach won six of his seven fights to secure a bronze medal. Just two weeks later Georgia and Zach were entered into the Reading League and both came away with gold first place trophies in the team contest.

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