Vincent lands under-21 English Open title

Peter Vincent (second from left) pictured at the English Open
Peter Vincent (second from left) pictured at the English Open

ANGMERING judo ace Peter Vincent has had a busy couple of weeks, which culminated in him winning the under-21 English Open Championship.

Prior to that success, Vincent had won the south coast senior dan grade title, with four successive wins in the over-90kg class, in Worthing.

Vincent then took gold in the under-100kg class at the English Open in Sheffield as he beat GB rival, Charles Grocock, from Huddersfield, in the final.

He said: “I am very pleased with the English Open win, having missed the competition last year with injury and it was the only under-21 domestic title that I had not won, so it is a special one for me.

“I lost to Charles in one of my comeback competitions after my hip surgery last year in a very close fight and it was great to get my revenge in another close fight this time.”

Vincent will start to move on to internationals shortly, with trips to Belgium, Holland and Spain in the next few months, and he will also compete in the Great Britain Senior Open for the first time in May.