Duo’s silver lining

Sofia Palmer, left, and Holly Newton of Oakham's Vale Judo Club
Sofia Palmer, left, and Holly Newton of Oakham's Vale Judo Club
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TWO members of Oakham’s Vale Judo Club returned with silver medals from a major European competition last week.

Holly Newton and Sofia Palmer took part in the 2012 Tallin Judo Cup in Estonia, which featured 750 competitors representing 97 clubs from 14 countries – one of the biggest competitions in Scandinavia.

The competition gave the pair the chance to gain experience against Eastern European fighting styles, and the girls faced players from Estonia, Lithuania and Sweden with Holly taking silver in the U17s 57kg class and Sofia matching her in the U13 44kg category.