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British coach Fitzroy Davis films Cambrils terrorist attack, Winston Gordon wounded?
18 Aug 2017 13:40
Multiple British judo champion Fitzroy Davies was one of the witnesses of the terrorist attack in Cambrils and filmed the terrorists. The judo champion ran for his life as five terrorists wearing suicide belts rammed civilians with a car in a Spanish seaside town before being shot dead by police. Seven people, including a police officer, were injured, hours after a rampaging van driver left 15 people dead and more 100 wounded in nearby Barcelona.
Bystanders ran for their lives as a gunfire broke out close to the coastal town’s beachfront promenade early on Friday. Davies who was international judoka from 1981-1993 told the BBC he was in Spain for a judo camp and was in a meeting with the coaches when the incident unfolded.
“These girls ran into the bar off the street and then people were running up the road,” he said. “One of our guys stood up, looked and just said ‘run’, so we all ran. “This guy came running up the road and was shouting something. “I didn’t know what it was, so we said call the police.
“Within 30 seconds the police was already there, jumped out of the car, started shouting at the guy, the guy was then saying something else again. “And then they ‘pop, pop’, did a couple of shots and he fell down. “He stood back up and then he stepped over the fence and he started, he was taunting, smiling and he carried on walking to the police, and then they gave it to him again, a couple more shots and then he fell to the ground.”
Davies has coached at the University of Birmingham and was reportedly involved with the British squad before the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
He updated his Facebook page on Friday morning, saying: “Hi me and the girls in Cambrils are all OK.”
Rumours go that judoka Winston Gordon was touched by a bullet, but its seems a scratch, perhaps a ricochet. He was not hit by a bullet."It was just a scratch, probably a ricochet, but he went to the hospital today to seek treatment." Fitzroy Davis said.
A wound that does not have any seriousness. Cambrils is the place of an internship well known to the French judokas for internships that took place this year from the 16 to the 20 of August. Some of the staff was on the waterfront including national coach Darcel Yandzi and former British international Winston Gordon.
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