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NZL International Successes
Monday, 04 March 2013 13:06

A number of JNZ members were competing in two international events over the weekend, and many achieved podium positions.

A small team compted at the Hong Kong International Open, and another group at the Queensland International Open, achieving a total of 2 gold, 3 silver, and 3 bronze medals.

Tim Slyfield (UNI AK) followed up his OJU World Cup victory by winning the HK International -100kg title in a field that icluded players from Japan, China, and Korea.

Adrian Leat (JNH AK) placed 3rd in the -73kg at the same event, and Lee Bronkhorst (MET WB) 7th in the -60kg category.


Alex Bishop (NJC AK) was the other gold medallist, winning the Junior Mens -66kg category at the Queensland International Open. Annezka Joubert (NJC AK) added a silver in the Cadet Womens -63kg category, Meghan Robson (NJC AK) bronze in Cadet Womens -48 and silver in Junior Women -48, Patti Grogan (GIS EC) silver in Senior Women -52, and Emma Rouse (NJC AK) a bronze in the Senior Women -48kg.

These events provided a good lead in to the upcoming OJU Champs in April, where many of these players will be chasing valuable points towards selection for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Congratulations to the medallists and the rest of the team members who also competed.


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