Judo: Sally Conway picked for World Championships

Sally Conway will be competing in Kazakhstan. Pic: Malcolm McCurrach
Sally Conway will be competing in Kazakhstan. Pic: Malcolm McCurrach
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Edinburgh judoka Sally Conway is the only Scot in the Great Britain team for the World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan, from August 24-29.

The 28-year-old is included in the nine-strong squad, hoping to win her first world medal at Under-70kg level to boost her credentials for next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

English judokas Gemma Gibbons (Under-78kg), who is also based in Edinburgh, and Colin Oates (Under-66kg) are also included in the squad.

“The World Championship is one of the highest levels you can perform at in judo, so I’m really excited to be going to Astana,” Gibbons stated. “I’ve never been a medallist at the worlds before, so that’s my goal going in to the championship.”