Swansea’s Jade Lewis Does the Business at BUCS Judo Tournament

Last weekend while most people were recovering from a heavy night out and ordering hangover food, Swansea’s Jade Lewis was representing the university by competing in a Judo competition. The competition took place in Sheffield in which the event was structured in a pool stage style which saw Jade Lewis take on four other opponents in her weight category. Lewis was competing in the 52kg category which saw her fight and beat four different opponents from around the United Kingdom. Lewis’ first win in the pool stage came against Bryony Dunn of Hertfordshire University, in the next round Lewis made light work of Hilary Lok of Durham University. Now things were starting to get serious for Lewis. Jade Lewis was now in the semi-finals and the gold medal was in her sights but she was coming up against Jess Gordon-brown of Brighton University. Like Lewis, Jess Gordon-Brown had won her initial two pool tches in her weight category. Lewis beat Jess Gordon-Brown in the semi –final match which saw her progress to the final and gave her the catch to win the gold medal. In the final fight of her day, Lewis came up against Julia Scardone of East London University in the final of the tournament. True to her solid form before the final fight, Jade Lewis beat Julia Scardone in the final which saw her claim the gold medal and overall winner of the Sheffield BCUS tournament. In terms of the next steps for Jade Lewis, the future is looking very bright indeed for the young judo star. Winning the event last weekend means that Lewis has qualified for the European University Games in Croatia this coming summer in July. In terms of her shirt term future Lewis is looking forward to competing in the Swiss European Cup this weekend representing the Welsh national team. Good Luck Jade for next weekend and well done on your amazing achievements so far representing Wales and Swansea University.


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