Date of birth1 February 1987
Sally Conway is one of the best practitioners of ne-waza in her weight category and has beaten some of the best in the world over the last few years. The Scottish judoka made her Olympic debut at London 2012 and first got into the sport after her father took her and her brother along to a local club.
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. Firecely competitive she has the respect of her peers and competitors, and this tied with her bubbly personality and enthusiasm for life, makes her an instant hit across the country.
*Photo courtesy of Aaron Sims, The Gazette