Golden weekend for Northern Ireland and Scotland at School Games

It was another exciting weekend of judo at the 2016 School Games in Loughborough University from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 September as judoka from the four Home Nations took to the tatami with gold on their minds.

Over 90 competitors from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales were in action over the three days which started with two days of individual competition before the always popular team competition on Sunday.

England topped the individual medal table in 2015 but this time it was Scotland who took top spot thanks to their haul of seven gold medals along with six silver and seven bronze medals.

Gold medallists for Scotland were Laura Hewitt (-52kg), Catherine Brownlee (-57kg), Tomi Imrie (-70kg), Emily Ritchie (+70kg), Artur Patemian (-50kg), Nordine Ardif (-55kg) and Lewis Mark (-66kg).


Each of the Home Nations took home a gold medal with Rhodri Morgan (-81kg) and Callum Nash (-60kg) ensuring Wales and Northern Ireland had a clean sweep of medals from the individual competition.

Sunday’s team competition saw an historic gold medal for Northern Ireland as they saw off defending champions England in the final match of the competition leaving Scotland to pick up silver and England in bronze medal position.


Full results from the 2016 School Games can be found below:

2016 School Games – Full Results