Scottish judoka Christopher Murphy (Shettleston Judo Club) took home Gold on Monday at the Virtus Oceania Asia Games 2022. The Virtus Oceania Asia Games is an international multi-sport competition in the Oceania Asia region for elite athletes with an intellectual impairment and this year saw Judo included for the first time.

Christopher competed in a mixed weight category of -90kg athletes, however, this did not hamper his success as he took two ippon victories on his road to gold. The only Scot on the team, Christopher’s medal added to 13 GB Judo medals. No stranger to the medal podium, Christopher is the current ID World Champion and Special Olympic Silver Medallist.

Speaking about the competition prior to heading out to Australia, Christopher said; “I’m looking at this as a precursor to the global games, whoever I fight here I may also come across them at the global games so this will be a good way to see if my judo can match up, this is a bit of a testing ground.”

An excellent result for Christopher and his GB Judo Teammates.