Williams Lake Judo Club coach Jeff DiMarco competed at the Canadian Judo Masters National Championship this past weekend in Toronto.
There were three people in his division, which meant DiMarco faced two opponents.
In his first match DiMarco said he had the upper hand up until the last five seconds.
His opponent countered his attack and threw him with a winning throw during the last five seconds.
DiMarco said he was extremely disappointed with the loss, but went on to be even more determined, winning his second match and finishing with a silver medal at the championships.
“I am not too impressed with second place since I blew it in the last five seconds of my first match,” he said.
“I beat the guy last year at nationals and know I should have beat him again this time.”