Toby wins gold at open championships

Toby Attwood.

Toby Attwood. - Credit: Archant

Cheddar’s Toby Attwood won gold at the London Open Judo Championships.

Cheddar judoka Toby Attwood, who trains at Bradley Stoke Judo Club and attends Bridgwater College, won a gold medal at the London Open Judo Championships.

This was a strong competition, the same star rating as the British Championships and Toby had a bye in the first round, and made short work of his first opponent when he took to the mat.

This put Toby into the semi-finals where he came up against a strong player and Toby using his new found skills on the ground, turned his opponent and held him for the win and a place in the final.

In the final, Toby came up against another England player and was trailing by a small penalty. With 45 seconds remaining on the clock, Toby went into overdrive when he threw his opponent for a big score.

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Toby fought tactfully to see out the remainder of the fight and take the gold medal.

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