KENDAL Judo Club’s Sophie Cox defeated 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Louise Renicks in the final of the European Veterans Championships in Glasgow.

Cox, who regularly coaches at Kendal Judo Club, made it to the top of the winner’s rostrum after coming out on top against Scottish Renicks with an Ippon, full point, win.

Her first contest in the F2 (35-39 years) Under 57 weight group was against Vanessa Gonzalez Predaza from Spain with a full point victory for the British player.

Against Nadine Roessler from Germany, Cox scored twice with two half point techniques to put her in the final.

Another Kendal competitor made it to the podium at the competition.

Fighting in the M1 age band (30-34 years) Over 100 kilo category, Danny Harper started well with a full point win against Romain Nicolas from France in under two minutes.

Sadly this put him up against the eventual Gold medallist, Alexander Pfau from Germany and so Harper went into the repéchage and quickly disposed of fellow British player Mark Adams.

Even shorter was the Bronze medal contest with Harper throwing Matej Legeny of Slovakia for the full point.

Philip Rogan M2 (Under 66kilos) started well with a win against Nicolas Poggi from France but the luck of the draw put him up against the eventual Gold medal winner Szaboics Sinka from Hungary.

In the repéchage contest Rogan could not get past the defence of Vincent Nussbaum of Switzerland.

These victories follow a strong performance from Kendal’s top judo players last week, where Harper, among others, won medals at a nationwide competition held in the club’s dojo.