Dakota Sanzana, 13, won gold medals in two age brackets at the Steveston 2019 Judo Tournament.

Dakota Sanzana, 13, won gold medals in two age brackets at the Steveston 2019 Judo Tournament.

Comox judoka wins two golds at tournament

Dakota Sanzana, 13, won two gold medals at the Steveston 2019 Judo Tournament last weekend.

The Comox resident won her weight decision of -48kg in the U16 and U18 divisions.

Her next venture is a training camp in Vancouver over the Christmas holidays. In January, she will compete at the 2020 Elite 8 National Championships in Montreal. The U18-and-older tournament consists of the top eight Canadian athletes in each weight category who will vie for a national title.

Her family is hoping to find Dakota a business sponsor to help pay for travel expenses. They are collecting bottles to help offset costs.