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Judo: Jeremy Saywell And Brent Law win silver medals, Joanna Camilleri a bronze

Malta Independent Wednesday, 1 June 2011, 00:00 Last update: about 7 years ago

The four Maltese judokas did themselves a world of good yesterday as they grabbed three medals – two silver and a bronze – between them in the individual competition.

Brent Law finished second in the -60kg category, losing in the final to Yann Siccardi of Monaco.

Jeremy Saywell, a gymnast turned judoka, and taking part in the -66kg category, surprised everyone by earning his place in the final after being awarded a bye. But then he won the semifinal against Garcia Gonzalez of Andorra to reach the final.

There he faced Andreas Krassas of Cyprus but lost to a stronger opponent.

In the women’s field, Joanna Camilleri won he bronze medal in the -57kg category where she finished third while Marcon Bezzina suffered a ligament injury during her match and could only finish fifth.

Later Bezzina was taken to a hospital in Vaduz where it was ascertained that she was suffering from partial ruptured ligaments. It is almost certain that her adventure in Liechtenstein has finished as she will be unable to compete in the team event.

Alex Bezzina, team official, told the press that this was highly satisfactory result for the Judo Association. “After the disappointments encountered in Cyprus two years ago, we have become competitive once again and we now look forward to maintain our improvement,” he said.

Bezzina confirmed that Marcon will not be taking part in the team competition due to her injury. “Had she not been injured, she could have also won the gold medal here. In fact, Marcon’s win was against the eventual gold medal winner,” he said.

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