Chris Sherrington sails off with top RN award

Chris Sherrington.  Pic: Greg Macvean
Chris Sherrington. Pic: Greg Macvean
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Commonwealth Games judo gold medallist Chris Sherrington has been named the Royal Navy’s sportsman of the year.

The title caps off a “fantastic” year for the Broxburn judoka, who won gold for Scotland in the +100kg category in the summer. The 31-year-old said: “This is a truly monumental moment; to be named the Royal Navy’s sportsman of the year is the greatest honour of my career. It has been a fantastic year. Winning gold for Scotland in front of a home crowd was an unforgettable experience.”

Sherrington is based at RM Base Chivenor, near Barnstaple, north Devon.