Monday, 10 August 2015

Kelly Edwards selected for the World Judo Championships

We are delighted to announce that #Team17 judo player Kelly Edwards has been selected to represent GB at the upcoming World Judo Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Kelly will take part in the Women's Individual competition in the -52kg category. 

"I'm really looking forward to competing and representing my country at the World Championships" said Kelly "my performances have been improving this year, I can't wait to get stuck in and give it my all in Astana".

Kelly and the British Judo team heading to the World Championships

Report courtesy of British Judo;

British Judo have today (10th August 2015) announced a team of nine players for the World Judo Championships, held in Astana, Kazakhstan 24-29 August.

The British entry was officially released today through video streaming app Periscope, where the selected players took part in a live question and answer session with fans.

Heading to Kazakhstan to represent Great Britain at the final World Championships before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be Kelly Edwards (-52kg), Nekoda Davis (-57kg), Alice Schlesinger (-63kg), Sally Conway (-70kg), Natalie Powell (-78kg), London 2012 Olympic silver medallist Gemma Gibbons (-78kg), Ashley McKenzie (-60kg), Colin Oates (-66kg) and Ben Fletcher (-100kg).

Speaking ahead of the Championships, Gemma Gibbons said: “The World Championship is one of the highest levels you can perform at in judo, so I’m really excited to be going to Astana. I’ve never been a medallist at the World’s before so that’s my goal going in to the Championship.”

Accompanying the team will be Elite Performance Coaches, Kate Howey MBE and Jean-Paul Bell.

Kate Howey said: “The World Championships will be a big test for a lot of our players as we look towards Rio next year. Everyone has been training really hard and are looking forward to taking on the best players in the world”.

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