Carluke’s Michelle Boyle wins judo gold

Golden girl...Michelle Boyle with her Sainsbury's Children's Games gold medal''(Pic by Dave Taylor)
Golden girl...Michelle Boyle with her Sainsbury's Children's Games gold medal''(Pic by Dave Taylor)
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CARLUKE’S talented teenage judo ace Michelle Boyle has added yet another gold medal to her already enormous collection.

Eighteen-year-old Michelle took gold at the Sainsbury’s 2014 School Games held in Manchester earlier this month. Representing Scotland at the competition, Michelle won all her fights by Ippon, which is the perfect score in judo.

The victory meant that Michelle bettered her efforts at last year’s event.

In 2013 Michelle won silver in the girls’ +70kg category.

She won three of her four matches in the round-robin format; she only lost to eventual gold medallist Isadora Pereira, one of a Brazilian contingent who were invited to Sheffield in preparation for the Rio Olympics.

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