Tom Hardy has won a gold medal after he entered a Martial Arts championship at the UMAC Milton Keynes BJJ Open 2022.
The 45-year-old actor had privately arranged to take part in the event which was held at a local sports arena in a school in England on Saturday.
The event was open to ‘BJJ belt levels in adult, juvenile and kids divisions’.
Tom Hardy entered a martial arts tournament over the weekend.
He was a surprise competitor at the 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship in Milton Keynes, England. He entered the competition under his real name, Edward Hardy, and won the gold prize. pic.twitter.com/562JtjsSmr
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HARDY AS NAILS – Hollywood tough guy Tom Hardy played a blinder in his latest surprise role – by winning a martial arts tournament he entered.
The actor proved his real life hardman credentials by secretly arranging to fight at a school sports hall and floored all his opponents. pic.twitter.com/7pxcQLnkW7
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Actor Tom Hardy surprised crowds when he took part in a martial arts championship in the UMAC Milton Keynes BJJ Open 2022, held at Oakgrove School in Milton Keynes on Saturday where he went on to floor all his opponents pic.twitter.com/YTgWKa2coD
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The watching crowd was shocked when the Hollywood star stepped out to fight.
Already holding a blue belt in the sport, the Legend actor easily defeated his opponents and made it to the final stage of the championship.
The star was later pictured holding a certificate with the name ‘Edward Hardy’ – he normally uses his middle name ‘Tom’ – as well as a gold medal. See below:
over the weekend, actor Tom Hardy secretly entered the 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship
…and he won the gold medal.
— Zaron Burnett III (@Zaron3) September 21, 2022
42-year-old Andy Leatherland took on the star in the final and admitted that Hardy was one of the reasons he had applied, telling Daily Mail:
‘I knew he fought in the last competition locally and won two golds, and I knew at that point that I fitted into his category – I was the same age, belt and weight as him.
‘We used to joke that if he was to fight, I would be the one to fight him, but I didn’t think anything of it.
‘I was contemplating the Milton Keynes tournament as it was very local. And then one morning – he goes by the name Edward Hardy – I saw that he’d actually signed up.’
Amazing! Well done Tom!