It was an exciting day at St. Mary’s University in Halifax as the judo competition finished with the Canada Winter Games Team Judo Competition.
The Ontario Women’s Judo Team had a spectacular and exciting day that ended with the drama and thrill of being in the finals against Quebec. After four matches against Quebec, Ontario women were tied at two wins each. Jaya Creavalle was the tie breaking match in the +70kg weight class. But her match ended in a hard fought draw. At this point, Ontario was tied with Quebec and a tie breaking match was required. This tie-breaker was again fought by Jaya, who defeated her Quebec opponent by a dynamic ippon with drop seoi-nage. The crowd went wild! What a fantastic way to finish off a terrific week of competition here in Halifax.
The Ontario Men’s Judo Team showed a lot of heart as they battled against New Brunswick, but were unfortunately beaten by a close three wins to two. They were unable to advance in the competition on this day.
Congratulations and thanks should also go out to all of the officials, and volunteers who made the tournament possible. Also a special thanks to the Judo Ontario Referees, Tom Hino and Chuck Lee who worked tirelessly along with the other referees to provide us with a quality event. You have done us proud!
Additionally, we would not have made it through the week without Jayson Doll and his colleagues at the Ontario Mission Staff! Thanks for everything.
We have had a great week here in Halifax and will remember our Games Experiences for years to come. I have enjoyed the opportunity to share my thoughts on this blog, and I hope that you have enjoyed reading about them.
Thanks to all!