Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Karen's worth her weight in gold

Really pleased to hear Hull's judo legend Karen Briggs is is on the mend after being treated for breast cancer.

Karen runs a judo school on Fountain Road and remarkably hopes to be back on the mat in the next couple of weeks.

I always remember the 1992 Barcelona Olympics judo semi-final, when Karen dislocated her shoulder representing GB.

She could have given up but that wasn't a four time world champion does. So she just wrenched her shoulder back into her socket and carried on in excruciating pain.

Even thinking about it makes me wince, but by god, what a fighter and inspiration to young people.

All the best Karen.

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