Plymouth Judo Club win a record haul of medals at county championships
JUDO competitors from Plymouth have made a piece of martial arts history.
Plymouth Judo Club took 14 gold medals at the Devon championships in Kingsbridge.
That meant the city club took home more titles than the other clubs taking part combined.
It almost meant the competition produced the club's greatest number of county champions for 30 years.
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As well as 14 golds, the city club won five silver and six bronze medals.
Then they added 16 more silver medals in the boys' and girls' team contests.
The players from Plymouth Judo Club (pictured right) were matched in age, weight and grade ability against players from other clubs from across the county.
They were coached by Mike Nugent, 39, who is a second Dan black belt.
Nugent said: "I'm very proud of all our players.
"We have made excellent progress in the last 18 months, because at this event last year we only won three golds and did not place in the team events."
Club chairman Alan Kimber, who is a sixth Dan black belt, said: "Recently, we have seen an upsurge in new players coming through.
"Now we hold beginner classes at the Life Centre on a Saturday morning and the Woolwell centre on a Wednesday evening.
"Anyone who has a child that they think would enjoy judo should bring them to see us. Maybe they could be picking up a title next year."