Confidence Boost For Bentham Ahead Of England International

Confidence Boost For Bentham Ahead Of England International

Following her recent silver medal at the Open ranking event, East Yorkshire Academy player, , made her debut in a senior competition at Leisure Centre last weekend.

The event was split into two sections, black belt judoka and those of more junior grades; with Bentham competing in the lower graded category.

Nevertheless some sparkling saw Bentham victorious in the group defeating a girl six years her senior in her opening bout; by way of an impressive arm lock which caused her opponent to tap out. This was swiftly followed with another tough contest, against once more a player significantly older than herself and of a higher brown belt grade.

Still after initially falling behind Bentham fought back eventually clinching victory by spinning and launching her opponent onto her back for an ippon , contest ending score.

The event will prove a useful confidence boost as Bentham has a hectic June schedule ahead of her competing internationally for England in Venray, Holland and Stutgart, Germany in the coming weeks.

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