Judo competitor comes back from Canada Games with medals

Braxton Clark of the Nanaimo Judo Club won a bronze medal in his weight class and another bronze in team competition.

Braxton Clark is presented with a bronze medal at the Canada Winter Games last week in Prince George.

Braxton Clark is presented with a bronze medal at the Canada Winter Games last week in Prince George.

A Nanaimo judo athlete competed against the nation’s best and made it to the podium.

Braxton Clark of the Nanaimo Judo Club won a bronze medal in his weight class and another bronze in team competition at the Canada Winter Games last week in Prince George.

“For many of our athletes this was their first multi-sport games experience. A critical step in their development…” said Drew Cooper of PacificSport Vancouver Island in a press release. “We are tremendously proud of their performances.”

Rob Needham, Team B.C. chef de mission, said in a press release that B.C.’s athletes were “tremendous ambassadors both on and off the field of play.”