Lewis, who started his judo career at Cosham’s Court Lane Judo Club, won a bronze medal at -66kg in yesterday’s British University Judo Championships.
This marked a brilliant return to form for Lewis, currently studying zoology at Nottingham University, who had not competed for over a year after being knocked unconscious in a previous tournament.
Lewis came through second in his pool, to enter the knockout stages of the competition. A loss to eventual winner Thomas Johnson (LSE) put him into the repechage where he dominated all his remaining fights, to claim bronze with an ippon scoring throw on Sean Martell (University of South Wales) 1m 46s into the 5 minute contest.
Full results can be found on the JudoTechnologies website.
Lewis is the 2nd player from the club to compete at the British Universities Championships, Brett Caswell winning gold at -60kg for Bath in 2005.