Judo club claws four golds at nationals

Success: Tiger-Do Martial Arts, founded by martial arts legend Terry Young, had 17 competitors at the recent National Judo Titles. The club was named Judo NSW's 2018 Junior Development Club of the Year.
Success: Tiger-Do Martial Arts, founded by martial arts legend Terry Young, had 17 competitors at the recent National Judo Titles. The club was named Judo NSW's 2018 Junior Development Club of the Year.

Chipping Norton-based judo club Tiger-Do Martial dominated the recent National Judo Titles on the Gold Coast winning 10 medals.

Twins Marissa and Deana Finka were crowned national champions in the senior girls under-52 kilogram and under-57 kilogram categories. The 14-year-olds won all their throws by Ippon, judo's highest point win.

Mak Vugdalic, of Liverpool, claimed back-to-back national titles when he won the senior boys over-66 kilogram weight class. Hamzah Rashid won his first ever national title in the junior boys under 50-kilogram class. Liam McClifty, who won silver in the under-55 kilogram cadet men's division, was also selected to represent Australian in the Asia-Pacific Championships in July.

Other medallists included Liam's younger brother, Nicholas who won bronze in the senior boys under-45 class, Ivona Rivstevski (silver in the senior girls under-48 kilogram), Lachlan Cook (silver in junior boys under-27 kilogram) and Jad Reda (silver in the junior men under-60 kilogram and bronze in the cadet men 60 kilogram).