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.