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Gemma Gibbons

Judo

Fact File

Date of birth

6 January 1987

Sport

Judo

Club

British Team

Discipline

U78kg

Biography

Olympic Silver Medallist Gemma Gibbons was introduced to judo at the age of 6 and showed great proficiency in the sport, claiming her first Gold medal aged 8. At 16 she became the British National Junior Age Champion.

A favourite of the British media after her performance at the London Olympics, Gemma is engaging both on and off camera. Passionate about winning and her sport, her drive, dedication and enthusiasm has inspired a new generation of judo fans.

Glasgow 2014 saw Gemma come back from an injury and sail through to the final of the Women’s -78kg category where she won a Silver medal.  She has consistently performed at the highest level since, winning the first ever female GB medal at the Tokyo Grand Slam in December 2015.

Although she missed qualification to Rio by the narrowest of margins, Gemma now combines her life as a professional athlete with study at Edinburgh University where she is undertaking a PGCE in Physical Education. 

Achievements

2015
Bronze at Tokyo Grand Slam, Gold at Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix, Bronze at Qingdao Grand Prix, Bronze at Jeju Grand Prix
2014
Silver Medallist, Glasgow Commonwealth Games
2013
Gold at British Championships, Gold at the German Grand Prix, Bronze at the Croatia Grand Prix
2012
Silver Medallist, London Olympic Games