Tinka takes two Australian titles

HOW’S THAT: Tinka Easton celebrates her Australia Title win, after throwing her opponent in the final of the girls’ cadet category. TINKA Easton claimed two gold medals in the National Judo Titles. The 15-year-old judo master dominated both girls’ cadet and young women’s division, throwing and pinning opponents to the ground in complete control.Five hundred competitors from all over Australia travelled to Wollongong Entertainment Centre over the long weekend, to unleash the gentle attacking principle of the judo sport.Tinka breezed through each two-person match, effortlessly throwing opponents through the air with explosive power, strength, balance andprecise execution.Tinka cultivated an interest in judo over six years of training and education at Bushido Judo Club in Shoalhaven Heads. Trainer, Bruce Fagan has been working to facilitate her unique flawless performance and technique.“In lead-up to the competition I was doing four judo sessions a week, running, weights and general training.“I had a great day, I had fun and competition was hard,” said Tinka.Tinka competed in three events over the championships, taking first place in the under 17s and under 20s division, and coming fifth in the women’s.Winners are judged by their ability to launch rivals into mid-air throwing them onto their back, all completed in a sequence of calm and accurate movements. Tinka was a dexterous contender.Tinka won the Oceania Judo Championships in April and placed in both the ACT and Queensland internationals. She is heading to New Zealand to compete in the Auckland international open later in July.Six other local Bushido Club members competed in the nationals, Jacob Steel, Saskia Macey, Michael Vidler, Amelia Potter, Alicia Congram and Shekea Potter.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.