Abby Lloyd (Prince George Club) had to settle for silver in the U20 48kg division at the Junior US Open in Fort Lauderdale Florida following her gold medal performance yesterday in the U17 category.
“I got silver based on points” said Lloyd following today’s medal awards ceremony. “I won 3 of 4 match and would have gotten gold if I had scored points during my first match against Puerto Rico”. Lloyd’s first match against Car Delgado Herrera of Puerto Rico went to judge’s decision, 2 to1 in Lloyd’s favour.
The Canadian was disqualified in her second match against Imaany Hansoe of Suriname. “My second match didn’t last very long. She was on the ground following a throw and I used a bear hug to slam her on her back which resulted in me being called for Hansoku-make” stated Lloyd. She was able to remain in the tournament following an appeal by Coach Trevor McAlpine (Judo Alberta).
Lloyd dominated her next two matches, beating Enya Hernandez of the USA with an arm bar and Ashlyn White, also of the USA, with Ouchi Gary.
Gold in the 48kg division went to Imaany Hansoe of Suriname and bronze to Ashlyn White of the USA.
Lloyd’s next event will be the U17& U20 Panamerican Championships schedule for September 5th to 9th in Cali, Colombia.