Some 58 countries from around the world sent 111 teams in all, made up of 1852 competitors. This included 140 competitors from across Ireland including from, Clare, Dublin, the Midlands and Cork. With such a large competition then, it is all the more impressive that the two lads from Broadford did so well in the competition.
Shane was in the -62kg category and brings home a bronze medal after beating competitors from Norway, Ukraine, Spain and was only finally beaten by Poland in the semi-final. James was in the -45kg category and won gold in the final against Uzbekistan after already beating Italy, England, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.
Congratulations to both the lads – well done!