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Sally Conway

Judo

Fact File

Date of birth

1 February 1987

Sport

Judo

Club

British Team

Discipline

U70kg

Biography

2018 has been a great year in Sally’s Judo Career, with her winning two medals. One of which she won at the European Championships where she won Bronze. Sally was also rewarded with a gold in Paris Grand Slam after a phenomenal performance.

Sally created history by becoming the first Scottish Judoka to win an Olympic medal, when she won Bronze in the Womens Under 70kg in Rio.

Sally left home in Bristol, aged 18, to move to Edinburgh to follow her dreams, and work with coach Billy Cusack. Sally has won multiple IJF World Tour medals, which of her most memorable was her gold medal winning performance in Baku 2015, where with ten seconds to go she defeated World No.1, Kim Polling for Ippon. 

Sally is determined that her Judo success inspires the next generation of judoka in Scotland. Sally is fiercely competitive and has the respect of her peers and competitors, tied with her bubbly personality and enthusiasm for life, makes her an instant hit across the country. 

*Photo courtesy of Aaron Sims, The Gazette  

Achievements

2018
Bronze, European Championships
2018
Gold, Paris Grand Slam
2016
Rio 2016 Olympic Bronze Medallist, Paris Grand Slam Bronze Medallist
2015
Baku Grand Slam Champion, Jeju Grand Prix Champion
2014
Baku Grand Slam Silver Medallist, Glasgow European Open Champion
2013
Baku Grand Slam Bronze Medallist, Samsun Grand Prix Champion
2011
Apia World Cup Champion