Judo titles for Eskbank teen

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Eskbank teenager Valentino Volante is celebrating a magnificent sporting achievement. The 14-year-old has lifted a British judo title – to add to his Scottish championship crown.

Competing in the British Championships in Sheffield, Valentino took gold in the U-90kg U-16 category – the same class he won at the Motherwell national contest two weeks before.

Valentino is now setting his sights on qualifying for the European Cadets, which takes place next year.

This is the second time Valentino, whose dad Val lives in Dalhousie Crescent, has won a British title. Two years ago he won the U-66kg U-14 category.

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