Medal haul for AJC
Four members of Aberdeen Judo Club (AJC) competed at the Edmonton International Judo Championships, held in the Ice Palace at West Edmonton Mall on the weekend (March 30 to April 1).
Vlad Pankratov was AJC's big winner, capturing gold in the under-20 men's and senior men's 100-plus kilogram divisions.
In the senior men's 100-plus kilogram division, Pankratov — an 18-year-old Thompson Rivers University exchange student from Siberia, Russia — beat a 335-pound man from Ontario.
Also winning gold from AJC was Liam Moss, who placed first in the under-15 juvenile boys' under-38 kilogram division.
Chris Maurer won a pair of bronze medals in the 30- to 34-year old division, while Jens Krause won a bronze in 40- to 44-year old competition.
AJC head instructor John Huntley judged the forms competition on Friday, March 30.