Jorja Wilson and her medals.
Jorja Wilson and her medals.

Jorja rakes in five silver, gold medals

By RICHARD FORBES

TAKING time off for July school holidays wasn't an option for Xavier Catholic College judo talent, Jorja Wilson.

After only two years in the sport, Jorja is ranked No 3 in Australia for her judo weight-age division and has her focus set on the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The 15-year-old said that her schedule was pretty full-on over the holiday break.

"I had 16 fights in two tournaments on the Gold Coast where I won 15 of them against contestants from NSW, Queensland and New Caledonia," Jorja said.

"I won three fights in the junior weight division and three in the open division.

"I entered the seniors but, unfortunately, during my first fight, I dislocated my opponent's shoulder and I felt pretty bad about that."

Jorja could enter the 2009 Junior Olympics or wait for London.

She's been invited to train for a week with the Japanese team at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, but is weighing up her options.



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