Date of birth6 January 1987
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.