Prince Albert teen takes bronze in international Judo competition

By Brandon Graziano
April 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

Prince Albert's Jannessa Keays recently crossed the pond to pick up a bronze medal at an international Judo tournament.

Keays competed in London against others from across the globe, and said there was a bit of an intimidation factor when fighting overseas.

"I was scared at first because I was like 'well I've never fought these girls before,' but after my first few fights I realized they were just the same as me, and they fought just as hard as me," Keays said.

The 14-year-old travelled with Team Saskatchewan over the Easter weekend, and said having the company helped her out.

"There's a whole bunch of teams in Canada, but I travelled with Team Saskatchewan. Then there was also Team BC and Team Alberta. We all kind of walked around as a big group. We cheered for our teams."


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