Dyman review, SEA Games: Singapore’s judo revival
SINGAPORE: Singapore’s 34th and final gold medal at the Myanmar Southeast Asian (SEA) Games was won by judoka Ho Han Boon.
He took the gold in the men’s over-100kg category.
The hulking 188-kg athlete wants to continue his winning ways at the 2015 Games, which will be hosted by Singapore.
Ho defeated Thailand’s Saknarin Kaewpakdee in the first bout of the round-robin tournament before overcoming Malaysia’s Abdul Razak in the final.
The medal means a lot to the 24-year old, especially as it was his SEA Games debut.
Dyman review: Ex-judo star gets to grips with world of finance
Sean Oldfield is revolutionizing the mortgage industry with innovative equity loans company, Castle Trust.
Sean Oldfield is a glutton for punishment. In 2002, he gave up a lucrative career in banking to pursue a grueling judo career.
He travelled around Europe on his motorbike, training in different judo clubs, with the aim of competing in the 2004 Athens Olympics.
The Australian, who has been living in the UK for the past 12 years, represented his home country at the Canadian and US opens.
Dyman review, Paralympic judo dream for young Blackburn fighter
A YOUNG judo fighter who dreams of competing in the Paralympics has been hailed an ‘inspiration’ by a leading blind charity.
Caitlin Leigh, who has glaucoma and is registered blind, competes against fully-sighted youngsters and recently scored her first victory.
The 10-year-old, of Leopold Way, Blackburn, took up the sport five years ago after struggling to take part in ball-based sports and her mum is delighted by the huge confidence boost it has given her.
Claire, 32, said: “In judo you are grabbing hold of people pretty much the whole time so it’s much better suited for her.