Gracie fights way to ‘gold’

SHE may only be nine years old but Gracie Radisic’s future already looks ‘golden’ bright after her fifth tournament win in judo last week.

Only starting with Tiger-Do Martial Arts a year ago with coach Terry Young, the Chester Hill Public School student is also extremely proficient in gymnastics and will compete in the State Championships later in the year with Sydney Olympic Park squad.
During her most recent judo tournament, Gracie won gold in the Under 12, 31kg class (despite being only nine and weighing 27.35kg) as well as winning a trophy for ‘Best Throw’ among all girls in the junior division.
Proud Dad Mario, whose sport is tennis, said Gracie was very happy with her achievements after only taking up judo 12 months ago.
“They have just introduced a Schools Cup in judo too and she is thrilled to be representing Chester Hill Public in that on September 15 at Silverwater,” he said.
“Gracie needs to go one more belt to orange and then she can fight at the nationals in 2020 on the Gold Coast.”
But she may soon have some competition.
“Younger brother Maximus, who is in Year 1 at Chester Hill Public, is still a white belt but he can’t wait to move on to his yellow white belt so he can compete in tournaments like his sister,” Mario added.