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Hemer enjoys a golden moment
10:45am Thursday 7th March 2013 in Local
JAMES Hemer won gold for Samurai at the club’s boys low grades open.
The hosts saw more than 100 players from 25 different clubs take part in Kidderminster.
Hemer made his way to the final with stylish and emphatic wins against opponents from London and Wolverhampton.
His toughest match was in the final against a player from Hull, but Hemer is an excellent thinker on the mat despite his youth and quickly worked out how to beat his opponent.
Yet another maximum point throw, his third of the day, allowed him to claim the seventh gold medal of his impressive judo career to date.
Cameron Hobby rode his luck with two wins each coming after scoring in the last five seconds against players from Telford and Wem.
This took him into his final, but a good player from the south then defeated him and he had to settle for silver.
Andy Calloway had excellent wins against players from Wales and Wolverhampton to gain his place in the final, but an experienced opponent from Crawley defeated him in the final.
Callum Fletcher became the fourth Samurai to reach the final. He had defeated a Wolverhampton player in the last eight and then club-mate Kieran Gallacher in an excellent semi-final match, but another Crawley player was far too experienced for him in the final.
There were an additional seven bronze medals for the Samurai, including an excellent effort from Gallacher and some good work from Alex Burns including a great maximum point score throw in his first contest.
Tomos Jones, Alex Whall and newcomers Sam Hewitt and Reece Bourne also had bronzes, as did Callum Charles as a reward for all the hard training he is putting in.