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Six fighters, eight medals at Junior World Championships




SHOWING OFF THEIR METAL: (from left) Izzi-Mai Carrick, Archie Granger, Joe Gray, Aaron Jadhav-Sohal, Charlie Jarrod and Jacob Thomas
SHOWING OFF THEIR METAL: (from left) Izzi-Mai Carrick, Archie Granger, Joe Gray, Aaron Jadhav-Sohal, Charlie Jarrod and Jacob Thomas

Carlson Gracie Norfolk Gym is basking in the glow of success this week, after five of their jiu jitsu warriors returned from the Junior World Championships with medals.

Head instructor Lee Doski said it was an ‘incredible’ achievement for the Thetford club, as six of its younger members went to the BJJ Junior World Championships 2018 at Aldersley Leisure Village on July 22, bringing back eight medals.

Doski said: “It was just an incredible performance.

“They all did fantastically well, it was amazing – we brought eight medals back from a World Championships.

“We knew they were all good and had a chance, but it felt like new territory competing on the world stage.

“Maybe that was just me though as they made it look like they belonged. And it’s a great indication of how well we are doing.”

Joe Gray Junior, 12, did it again as he claimed three medals, gold in his weight category (34 kg) for Gi, silver in No Gi and a ‘special’ bronze in the Absolute category, where anyone up to 55kg could compete.

Aaron Jadhav-Sohal, 9, won double gold with victory in the -38kg Gi and the -36kg No Gi categories.

Charlie Garrod, 12, won silver in the -46kg No Gi while Archie Granger, 10, took silver in the No Gi.

Izzi-Mai Carrick, 8, also got on the podium in her weight category of the No Gi competition, claiming bronze.

And Jacob Thomas fought hard against some tough opposition and was unlucky not to also get a medal.



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