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Huddersfield judo star Dawn Netherwood collects third world title

HUDDERSFIELD has a triple world title holder.

HUDDERSFIELD has a triple world title holder.

Dawn Netherwood has won her third consecutive World Masters judo title – after just 15 seconds.

Netherwood, 52, claimed the winners medal after defeating her Italian opponent in double quick time in the final.

She fought in the under 63kgs category after losing seven kilos when training with the Olympic Games women’s selection squad.

Netherwood had previously retired from competitive judo to concentrate on raising her two sons.

“I am so happy, but it went too quick – but it is better than losing,” Netherwood joked.

“I was in excellent form and won by Ippon with Harai Goshi.

“I rang my two sons after winning and they couldn’t believe that I had won already which made me laugh.”

The British team had a very successful tournament winning 13 medals and the next competition is the European Championships in 2013.

“I would like to thank my judo training partner Jean Christophe Couttereau and my weight training coach Celine Vandroux for all their motivation and their confidence in me to win another world title.

“I would also like to thank my parents Arthur and Edna for all their help in making me a great judo player and my two sons for always being there for me, they are always in my dreams.”

 

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