Tokyo 2020 marks the end of an era for Wokingham’s Megan Fletcher but she says she cannot think of a better climax to a brilliant career than making her long-awaited Olympic debut at the home of judo. After narrowly missing out on qualification for London 2012 and Rio 2016, Fletcher’s years of dedication to her
Chelsie Giles won Team GB’s first medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after securing bronze in the women’s -52kg judo. The 24-year-old from Coventry twice threw Swiss Fabienne Kocher for waza’ari to get her nation off the medal mark, all on her first appearance at an Olympic Games. For an athlete who only made
Judoka Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz may have been born and raised in Great Britain but she will proudly be flying the flag for Mexico at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The 25-year-old will be the sole representative of her mother’s home country when the judo competition takes place in Tokyo’s legendary Nippon Budokan, the spiritual home of
The British Olympic Association has confirmed the selection of six athletes who will represent Team GB in the judo competition at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games. Commonwealth Champion and two-time European Championship bronze medallist Ashley McKenzie competes at his third Olympic Games having made his debut in London. McKenzie will compete in the -60kg category.
“No athletes have had to qualify for an Olympics during a global pandemic before and I know if I get to Tokyo I will have really achieved something.” After a qualification period unlike any other, the finish line is coming into sight for Team Bath judoka Megan Fletcher with Wednesday (14th) marking just 100 days
Team Bath judoka Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz recorded the best result of her international career to date – and gained more all-important Tokyo Olympic qualification points – when she won silver at the Panamerican Senior Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico this morning. Awiti-Alcaraz, a University of Bath Sports Performance alumna and member of the High Performance Judo squad
It was a brilliant Bank Holiday Weekend for sportspeople based at the University of Bath as they won nine medals, five of them gold, on three continents across three different sports – modern pentathlon, wheelchair fencing and judo. Pentathlon GB athletes continued their fantastic start to a 2019 that includes this summer’s European Championships in
Team Bath judoka Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz claimed the first Continental Open title of her career when she struck gold at the Santiago del Chile Panamerican Open. The University of Bath Sports Performance graduate, who represents Mexico on the international stage, overcame Argentina’s Agustina De Luca and Hannah Martin of the United States on her way to
Team Bath Judo siblings Ben and Megan Fletcher won gold and silver respectively during an excellent weekend of competition at the Marrakech Grand Prix in Morocco. MJ Church Ambassador Ben’s victory in the men’s -100kg category secured the second Grand Prix title of his career and moved him up to 11th in the world rankings.
Team Bath Judo siblings Ben and Megan Fletcher both fought brilliantly to earn podium places at the Tel Aviv Grand Prix in Israel over the weekend. MJ Church Ambassador Ben continued his return from arm surgery by claiming a superb silver in the men’s -100kg weight category, only being denied victory by France’s Alexandre Iddir