Sporty students at a Tooting school are celebrating after scooping five medals at the British Schools Judo Championship making them the best in the country.

The boys at Ernest Bevin College, Beechcroft Road, Tooting, faced competitors from 460 schools to win two Gold, two Silver and one Bronze medal at this year’s competition.

A record number of schools entered judoka into this year’s event which took place at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield.

The stand out athletes were Omar Amaidia, 16 and Umar Zabboughi, 13, who both won Gold Medals and were crowned British Schools Champions 2018.

Eric Bonti, head of Elite Sport at Ernest Bevin, said: “It was a brilliant end to what was a great weekend of Judo for the Ernest Bevin Judo team. Special congratulations to the boys who took part and thanks to all the coaches, who coach at college and at our community Judo club in the evenings.”

The winners were:

Omar Amaidia,aged 16 British Schools Champion, U66kgs Boys Year 10/11

Umar Zabboughi, aged 13 British Schools Champion, Over 73kgs Boys Year 8/9 (SEN category)

Yusuf LallMahamood, aged 14 Silver Medal, Over 73kgs Boys Year 8/9

Shayden Walters, aged 15 Silver Medal, Over 81kgs Boys Year 10/11

Adem Aouicha, aged 14 Bronze Medal, U50kgs Boys Year 10/11

All the schools who took part in the championships are ranked with points awarded for the number of gold, silver & bronze medals as well as a point for each participant.

Ernest Bevin came out top of the competition held earlier this month, with the most medals of any school in the country, without counting Umar’s Gold because medals won in the SEN competition were not counted in the overall table.