Further Personal Information
||Fitness Centre Worker
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She took up judo when she was four because it was a family tradition, and competed at a national and international level until 2008 when she switched to wrestling.
|Why this sport?
||Because judo was not included at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, and she wanted to compete in a sport that was and she saw many similarities between judo and wrestling. "The sports are quite similar. You just have to adjust your technique a bit and remember that arm locks and strangles arenít allowed in wrestling. "
|Name of coach
|Coach from which country?
||Five two hour sessions on the mat each week, which is complemented by several strength and conditioning training sessions, along with medical and physiotherapy support if required.
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Championships in India in 2010. (britishwrestling.org, 04 Feb 2010)
||She competed in judo at an international level, and is a former British champion, before switching to wrestling. (commonwealthgames2k10.blogspot.com, 22 Jun 2009)
||Her mum, dad and brother are all judo instructors. (commonwealthgames2k10.blogspot.com, 22 Jun 2009)
||To compete at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. (commonwealthgames2k10.blogspot.com, 22 Jun 2009)
||JUDO TO WRESTLING
In October 2008 she decided to switch from judo - for which she is a former British champion - to wrestling because judo is not included at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She has shown a natural talent for wrestling, finishing runner-up in the Scottish and British championships, and even won the English Open. "I knew I could compete but, to win at such a big tournament after only taking up freestyle wrestling about eight months ago was a great feeling," she said. Initially her parents, who are both judo instructors, were not supportive of her switch, but eventually came around once she started winning in her new sport. "Wrestling is quite like judo. It's very physical and there is fighting so I really love it." (commonwealthgames2k10.blogspot.com, 22 Jun 2009)