Sean managed to beat his opponent and end the match in an astonishing 10 seconds, winning the prestigious gold medal in his division.
Adam and Lucy were extremely proud of Sean and his achievement, they said “We couldn’t be prouder. Sean has overcome all sorts of things to achieve this gold medal. Judo has really helped him to become the young man that he is today, and the members of our local clubs have been a great support to him through the years. Judo is a big part of both his and our family life.
“All our children have found it a great sport to be involved with and we currently foster four other children, with some just starting Judo, to others coaching and working towards their black belts.
“We’d encourage all families to have a go, it’s a sport that you can achieve progress in at your own speed, but with perseverance, like Sean, you never know where it can lead!”
On his return from Berlin, Sean certainly did not plan on taking a break from Judo and continued his training, focussing on achieving his black belt and attending the British Judo and VI Open Championships. Sean also aspires to qualify and compete in the 2027 Special Olympics World Games held in Perth, Australia.
For anyone considering pursing martial arts like Judo, Sean advises “It’s worth a try. It helps you with learning, discipline, fitness and making new friends.”