BRENT kicked and punched their way to the top of the performance tables for the judo and karate events at the London Youth Games last weekend.
Representing the borough in judo were members of Willesden Judo Club, with five out of the six securing medals at the event in Crystal Palace.
Jack Galvin took silver in the under 34kg category, Brandon Orteg-Casey fought outstandingly to win gold in the under 38kg, and Luke Bradish took bronze in the under 46kg.
Their sole female competitor, Alaniese Breen, won gold for the junior girls and Cevan Hudson narrowly missed out on a place in the final, taking bronze in the semis. Sam Gulaidi-Breen also fought well in the under 66kg category.
In the karate event, members of Kilburn Karate Club flew the flag for Brent. Managed by Mark Tetsola with help from Kirk Kitt and Anthony Koussa, the team started well, with Antoinette Koussa claiming gold in the kata.
In the kumite events, Yasmine Tetsola fought off strong competition to take the bronze medal in the girls' competition, while Warren Tetsola rounded off the competition by winning all his fights in the top male weight category.
The nail-biting final went down to the final seconds, with Warren narrowly missing out on the top spot to settle for silver.
The full Kilburn team - Girls: Maryam Dar, Josephine Ijegbai, Antoinette Koussa, Yasmine Tetsola. Boys: Luke Bradish, Hassan Fazal, Adil Fazal, Rasheed Graham, Chandler Hutchinson, Mohammed Ismael Sher, Rabah Kherbane, Dawid Roj, Warren Tetsola and Luke Tyson.