Young martial artist wins silver at national event

Stamford High School pupil Sofia Palmer has won a silver and bronze medal in two national judo competitions
Stamford High School pupil Sofia Palmer has won a silver and bronze medal in two national judo competitions
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Stamford High School Y8 pupil, Sofia Palmer, took part in two national Judo events earlier this month.

On Saturday, February 2, Sofia travelled to High Wycombe to compete in the HMC Independent Schools and IAPS Judo tournament championships.

Following last year’s success in the under-12 category, Sofia won a silver medal in the over-12s, competing against a 17 year old in the gold medal fight.

The following morning she travelled to a further national ranking event in Walsall, winning a well-deserved bronze medal as well as important ranking points in the competition.

She is now looking forward to the National British Schools Championship in Sheffield in March and a further ranking event in April.

Heidi Myles, head of PE at Stamford High School, said: “We are extremely proud of Sofia’s continued successes in Judo. We wish her the very best of luck for her competitions in the coming months.”