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Sally Conway

Judo

Fact File

Date of birth

1 February 1987

Sport

Judo

Club

British Team

Discipline

U70kg

Biography

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. 

Since then, Rio 2016 has been the driving force after Sally suffered a second round defeat at London 2012. 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!

Away from Judo, Sally enjoys shopping, socialising with friends and having completed her exercise and fitness instructor course last year, has one eye on life beyond Judo. Meanwhile, the elusive World & European titles are motivating Sally to build on her Rio success, with Tokyo 2020 in her sights too.  

 

*Photo courtesy of Aaron Sims, The Gazette  

Achievements

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