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Clive retains the British Championship Title

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A.P.T athlete Clive Biggs has defied all the odds to once again win the British Masters Judo Championship u66kg title.

On the 18th October 2013 Clive underwent major knee surgery for a ruptured ACL , an injury that has ended many a professional sportsman’s career, indeed, that was the same injury that stopped me from playing rugby.

However, Clive always had other ideas and never let it become a reason for quitting. With a combination of physiotherapy and rehab at the A.P.T Facility followed by a periodised training schedule including swimming, weights, bodyweight training and plyometrics, Clive has come back stronger, fitter and more powerful than ever before at the ripe young age of 57.

Fast forward from the surgery exactly 12 months to the very date and Clive is standing on the edge of the judo mat about to attempt to regain the title that he wasn’t able to defend the previous year.

A mixture of fitness, experience and dogged determination saw him win the title to become the most prolific u66kg masters judoka of this century.

I was by his side when he won and to be honest, I’m in awe of his drive to continue to compete at the highest level and I’m also extremely proud to have had the opportunity to be involved in working with Clive on a weekly basis to enable him to continue to be the best of the best.

List of achievements at u66kg 

2002 – World Masters Individual Bronze

2003 – British Masters Champion

2005 – British Masters Champion

2006 – Commonwealth Masters Bronze

2007 – World Masters Team GB Silver

2009 – World Masters Team GB Gold

2010 – World Masters Team GB Silver and Bronze

2011 – British Masters Champion

2012 – Commonwealth Masters Champion – British Masters Champion

2014 – British Masters Champion