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Rahming places seventh at Scottish Judo Open

Bahamian National Judo Champion in the under-57 kilogram (kg.) class Cynthia Rahming placed an impressive seventh at the Scottish Judo Open this past weekend.

Rahming finished the tournament with two wins and two losses. She defeated Britain’s top cadet Leah Grosvenor, who won gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games here in The Bahamas last summer. Rahming prevailed over Grosvenor by Ippon (knockout). Rahming also defeated Charlotte Beirne, of England, by Ippon.

Rahming then lost to eventual silver medalist Kiera Bateman, of England, by Ippon, and also lost to another British athlete, Chloe Robyns-Landricombe, the winner of the Welsh Open, on points after going the distance.

Rahming was coached by three-time Olympic medalist Amarilis Savón at the tournament.

“This was an assessment tournament for her,” said D’Arcy Rahming Jr., High Performance Director of the Bahamas Judo Federation (BJF). “We are pleased with her overall performance and in reviewing the matches we know the areas needed for improvement.”

The Scottish Open is a tournament just below the Olympic qualifiers. The event caters to athletes vying to be members of their national teams, and also those looking to gain experience in attempts to unseat their respective national champions.

Great Britain is one of the countries that wins judo medals quite frequently at the Olympics.

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