Helyx is very proud to sponsor RE Sapper Judo and no more than supporting a bright star aiming for Tokyo 2020 Olympics. British Army’s Capt Alex Paske RE has recently embarked on an arduous 3-week South American Judo World Cup tour to represent Great Britain and gain some valuable world ranking points in the build up to qualification for the Olympics.
The first leg saw the GB judoka competing at the 2018 Santiago de Chile World Cup, where he secured a hard fought 7th place, a respectable finish considering his recent return to international competitive judo following a spate of long term injuries.
After a somewhat sweaty training camp with the Chilean national squad, Paske then moved onto Peru for the next tournament of the tour, the 2018 Lima World Cup. A much stronger international entry, saw the GB judoka entering the competition seeded outside the top ten fighters. Paske however, rose to the occasion, earning himself another well deserved 7th place, the British Judo Association (https://www.britishjudo.org.uk/gb-judo-review-17-18-march-2018/) released the following match report:
“Alex Paske finished seventh at the Lima Panamerican Open in the second leg of his South American tour this month.
The -73kg judoka made a solid start as he beat Lwilli Santana (DOM) by ippon in golden score. This booked Paske a place in the quarter-finals against Julien La Rocca (FRA).
Unfortunately, the French judoka proved too strong in a contest that went into golden score.
The British judoka was forced into picking up three shido and dropped into the repechage. Colombia’s Leider Navarro was next up and once again Paske was taken into golden score.
Both men were tied on a waza-ari but it was Navarro who came out on top with a second waza-ari score.”
The British Army judoka, will now set his sights on the final tournament of his campaign, the 2018 Buenos Aires World Cup, where he hopes to improve on two previous 7th places before returning to the UK. Feel free to follow his progress on Facebook (Alex Paske) or Instagram (a_paske).
Wishing you all the best of look from all of us at Helyx.
Alex setting off with his stash!
First round win against Lwilli Santana (DOM) at the Lima World Cup