DSC_4695Benjamin Spinks (GYC Year 11) won a silver medal in the U/18 73 kg division at the Sydney International Open Judo competition at Sydney Olympic Park, on the weekend of 19-20 August.

With 30 competitors in his category, Benjamin defeated a New Zealander, a Russian, an Englishman and an Australian to make the gold medal round.

This knife-edge match was against a fellow Australian.

The Sydney International is Australia’s major judo event for the year.

The silver medal is Benjamin’s best result at this level.

He was the only Tasmanian at the competition.