Dakota Sanzana, competing for the Nanaimo Judo Club, won a pair of gold medals at the 2019 Youth Provincials and Senior Ne Waza Championships, last weekend at Thomson Rivers University in Kamloops. For the second year in a row, the 12-year-old Comox resident won the 44-kilogram class in the Under-14 and U16 divisions.
There were 238 athletes from 23 B.C. judo clubs competing in Kamloops.
Dakota is the top-ranked athlete in the province for both divisions in her weight category. She trains four to five days a week in Nanaimo. This is her first year as a member of Team B.C.
Next up is the Edmonton International & Pacific International in March.