Quick-silver

Judo star Andrew Pickerill, left, won a silver medal in Holland. He just missed out on gold in the Heide Judo Tournament, at Ede, with the final going to a golden score after the two players were level on five points after four minutes. Pickerill, 14, fr

Judo star Andrew Pickerill, left, won a silver medal in Holland.

He just missed out on gold in the Heide Judo Tournament, at Ede, with the final going to a golden score after the two players were level on five points after four minutes.

Pickerill, 14, from Wicken, wasted no time reaching the final, winning each of his three matches within five seconds.

The Littleport Judo Club member adds this silver medal to silvers he won in April in France, and in the British Schools Judo Association National Championships, in Crawley.


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Pickerill is a member of British Judo's World Class Start Programme for potential senior internationals and hopes for selection to the Youth Olympics next year.

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