Gold for Peter in Judo Season Opener

Great Britain Judo Heavyweight Peter Vincent is an athlete supported by the GLL Sport Foundation. Peter travelled to Royal Judo Club, Nivelles to start his 2016 campaign off to a flying start. Competing in the over 100kg category at the quarter-final stage he defeated Patrick Chevalier of J C Athois by ippon and followed this with a close semi-final win against French Judoka Derick Theophile from JC Namurois.

In the final Vincent defeated Marc Zanette of JC Souvretois to take the Gold after throwing him for a wazari score and holding him down to score ippon.

Peter said, “the semi-final was a difficult fight as Derick Theophile is a tough competitor and qualified for the Belgian Nationals in the Heavyweight class in 2015 so it was a good win for me at this stage.”

“I fought well in the final and the tournament gave me a lot of experience with 7 fights in all. It will take a few months to work into my new weight category having moved up from under 100kg in December. My aim for the first 6 months of this year is to prepare for the European Traditional Judo Championships in Greece in June.”

“I have a lot of training camps and preparation competitions coming up both in the UK and in Europe over the next few months.”

We wish Peter a very successful year and look forward to supporting him once again in the 2016/17 season.