At the national championships for juniors, Joris Boes won a silver medal this weekend together with his coach Simon.
In a strong field of 40 young men Joris (-73 kg) got into the final by winning 4 subsequent matches. The first two matches he won by ippon using his superquick low seoi nages and strong uchi-mata. In the quarter final Joris had to work hard for it, but beat his opponent by wazari. There he was already in the semi-final, where he showed his talent by again winning by ippon. In the final Joris started strong with a wazari lead, but eventually found himself locked in a hold down. A well-deserved silver medal for Joris.
Pim Snippe (-73 kg) and Bart Schiphof (-81 kg) also competed at this national championship, but unfortunately were eliminated early in the tournament.
Switch your website to Dutch for the more elaborate item and watch for the next edition of the Klopgeest for an interview with silver medal winner Joris!