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Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

Pierre Michelin - 2016 Judo British Schools National Champion ​

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Pierre Michelin in Year 8, is the 2016 Judo British Schools National Champion (in Years 8 and 9).

He competed at these championships on Saturday, 2 April, which were held in Sheffield and after representing Ivybridge Community College, he achieved a gold medal.

Pierre was competing in the Years 8/9 under 66kg in a group of 12. He got a bye in the first round, won the second round with a wazari throw, and then won the semi in golden score with a wazari and hold down. He won the final with an ippon against another tough opponent.

This was a two day event, with 750 entries from schools from all over Great Britain from Years 6 to 13. Pierre qualified by winning Gold at the Western Areas qualifiers held in January.

His Head of Year Mrs Feeney said, “We have been following the progress of Pierre with great interest and it will be wonderful to share this fabulous news with his Year Group in their assembly.”

Whilst Mrs Taylor, Deputy Principal stated, “It is wonderful to hear about this great success and for Pierre to achieve this accolade, is no doubt a testament to his commitment and dedication to the sport.”