YOUTH JUDO: Chloe Witt proves that size does not matter with gold medal victory

Chloe Witt (8), who has won the U24 Kilo IAPS Schools Judo Competition for Girls. Picture by Antony Thompson - Thousand Word Media

Chloe Witt (8), who has won the U24 Kilo IAPS Schools Judo Competition for Girls. Picture by Antony Thompson - Thousand Word Media

First published in Sport

CHLOE WITT proved she is a golden girl in judo when winning at the IAPS (Independent Association of Prep Schools) Judo Championship at High Wycombe.

Chloe, an eight-year-old Westonbirt Prep School pupil, claimed gold in

She was successful in the 20kg category.

In the finals she had to tackle an opponent who was five inches taller.

The fight went into extra time before Chloe managed to sweep the other girl’s foot from behind her to pin her down on the floor and win the championship.

The Year 3 pupil joined the judo club in Lea, near Malmesbury, 18 months ago and hasn’t looked back.

“One of my friends was going so I decided to go too. When I tried it I really loved it,” said Chloe, who is now a white belt with two green stripes.

Neil Shaw, head of Westonbirt Prep, said: “It was a tremendous achievement for Chloe. She is often up early on Saturdays to attend competitions and takes it all in her stride.

“We’re all very proud of her.”

Westonbirt Prep is holding a Special Talents Day on March 13, from 8.45am-4pm. Children can show off their talent and enjoy games, swimming and bushcraft sessions with the chance of receiving a bursary.

To find out more contact the school on 01666 881400.

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