Angmering’s Peter Vincent cemented his place as GB Heavyweight Number 1 following the British Championships held at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. A silver medal earned him 150 ranking points to end the year in the top spot in the over 100Kg category.
Peter led off with a win against Baths Conor Murphy by throw to hold down and followed with an ippon throw against Shadworth’s Joshua Burns. His next fight against Samson Omonua of Pinewood ended in a stoppage due to his opponent receiving an injury putting him out of the fight. With the number 3 seed John Curry withdrawing from the competition Peter went through to the final pool by finishing top of his opening pool.
A penalty win in Golden score against Camberley’s Andrew Melbourne secured at least a silver medal. A tough final followed with Peter losing by Wazari throw to Neil Schofield of the Budokwai London.
‘It is good to end my first year in heavyweights as the British Number 1 but it was not the result I had hoped for. I have won 78 of my 92 fights this year across Europe and the UK losing only two fights in the UK so it has been a hard and busy year for me’.
‘I will have a couple of weeks off Judo now and then I am out to Holland and Belgium for training camps to prepare for competitions in January and February to kick start the year. I am targeting the British University Championships for selection to the European University Championships and I also have the World Sports Games in Riga to look forward to in 2017 amongst many other European events’.
The GLL Sport Foundation are looking forward to a successful 2017 following Peter’s achievements.