Young judo star wins gold at Cadet Judo African Cup

Thursday, March 21, 2019

A young Gambian judoka Hassan Paziaud has won a goal medal in the just ended Cadet Judo Africa Cup held in Dakar, Senegal after winning all his fights.

Hassan and his elder brother Koga represented The Gambia Judo Federation in the 50 and 60kgs respectively. Koga finished third position in his 60kg category.

The competition was open to judo athletes around the world and enabled athletes to collect points to move up or down in the world ranking list which determines their qualification for the Olympics.

The two hope to represent The Gambia in later this year (in May) African Cadet Championship to be also held in Dakar, Senegal. Technical director of The Gambia Judo Federation accompanied them to the competition.

Author: Cherno Omar Bobb