JUDO star Jodie Caller has completed an incredible hat-trick of British titles in just three years, and secured the fourth gold medal of her promising young career.
The 16-year-old is a product of Milton Keynes’ Renzoku Judo Club and travelled to the English Institute of Sport Arena in Sheffield on Saturday to once again take on her national rivals in the British Championships.
Jodie became the under 52kg champion in 2011 before enjoying further success at the under 57kg weight last year – a title she was determined to keep, only three months after winning it back in October.
Hoping to defend her crown and make it a fantastic treble of British titles in three years, Caller faced a tough field of 27 girls, but received a bye through to the second round of the competition because of her number one national ranking.
Caller fought through to the semi-final stage where she met one of her big rivals from Scotland, but totally dominant once again, she progressed to the final in which she would come up against the same girl she beat in last year’s title decider, and a fellow European Championship competitor.
Once again Caller proved too strong in the final, dominating the fight and forcing her opponent to concede the two decisive penalties which won her the gold medal for a third time in a row, and fourth time in her outstanding judo career.
Caller was presented with her medal by British Judo director and coach, Dave Clark, pictured above.