Competition date- 17-18th March 2012
This was my first junior European cup, and I was rather happy with my result seen as I had just moved into that age category. Being one of the youngest I placed 7th out of 45 competitors still placing higher than the other 2 British competitors, I was also placed on the European junior ranking list this helps towards being seeded at the European junior championships in September. I gained 4 points for my result. In my first fight I was up against a Spanish competitor that placed 2nd you obviously worked it out.. I lost cough cough beginners luck, for me to fight in the repêchage I had to wait around three hours for this competitor to get into the semi-finals. He finally did and in my second fight I had a Canadian that I won in 5 seconds which I was very pleased with. In my third fight I fought a Swiss which I found quite easy and won with two wazaris in about two minutes. The fourth fight I had with a Portuguese player proved to be rather challenging but I still managed to dominate throughout the fight and won. In my last fight I lost to an Israeli in ten seconds, I was very disappointed as I felt as if I had thrown the fight away hence falling over his leg. After I attended a training camp, four sessions over two days. Overall I’m happy with my result.