Nisha Rathode (Editor)

Gemma Gibbons

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
Full name  Gemma Jeanette Gibbons
Weight  77 kg
Sport  Judo
Name  Gemma Gibbons
Height  1.73 m

Gemma Gibbons Olympic silver medallist Gemma Gibbons gunning for
Born  6 January 1987 (age 28) (1987-01-06) Greenwich, London, England
Country  England  United Kingdom
Club  Metro Judo Club British Judo Performance Institute UEL Sports
Olympic medals  Judo at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's 78 kg
Similar People  Kayla Harrison, Euan Burton, Audrey Tcheumeo, Mayra Aguiar, Ashley McKenzie
Profiles
Twitter

Residence  Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Education  University of East London

Interview gemma gibbons gbr winner 78kg ulaanbaatar gp 15


Gemma Jeanette Gibbons (born 6 January 1987) is a British judoka. Competing in the women's −70 kg category, she has represented England and Great Britain at Junior, U-23, 'B' and Senior level.

Contents

Gemma Gibbons London 2012 Olympics Gemma Gibbons wins judo silver

Kayla Harrison Wins Women's Judo -78kg Gold v Gemma Gibbons - London 2012 Olympics


Early and personal life

Gemma Gibbons staticguimcouksysimagesLifeandhealthPixpic

Born in Charlton, London, Gibbons began practising Judo at six years of age with the Metro Judo Club in Blackheath, London. She attended Westwood College (now Harris Academy Falconwood). Gibbons represented Greenwich in judo at the London Youth Games. She is also the 2013 patron for London Youth Games and was inducted into the London Youth Games Hall of Fame in 2012.

Gemma Gibbons GEMMA GIBBONS FREE Wallpapers amp Background images

Gemma studied at the London Leisure College, the sports, leisure and travel department of Greenwich Community College, between 2004 and 2006 on 'BTEC National Award' and 'BTEC National Certificate in Sports and Exercise Science' courses. Starting her degree in Sports Performance at the University of Bath, Gibbons continued to practice Judo, winning a Full Blues award in 2007 from the University.

Gemma Gibbons Gemma Gibbons judo star spurred on to greatness by loss

In June 2013 she married Scottish judoka Euan Burton at The Caves in Edinburgh. The couple also now reside in the city. She subsequently put her studies for a physical education teaching degree on hold, to concentrate on working towards competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Natalie Powell was selected ahead of Gibbons to represent GB at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Career

Gibbons started training with the Metro Judo Club, and after training with UELSports at the University of East London, is now a member of the British Judo Performance Institute.

Gibbons won the BBC Radio London Young Sports Woman of the Year Award 2006. Shortly after graduating, she won bronze in the under-70 kg class at the 2009 World University Games.

Kate Howey, Performance Development Squad Coach for 2012 stated that Gibbons "is one of our best medal hopes for judo" in the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. In 2012 and ranked 42nd in the world at the time, at the 2012 London Olympics Gibbons won the silver medal, losing to Kayla Harrison in the -78 kg event. Television coverage of the Olympics showed footage of Gibbons looking upwards and mouthing "I love you mum" after winning her semifinal match. Gibbons had lost her mother to leukaemia years earlier.

References

Gemma Gibbons Wikipedia


Topics
 
B
i
Link
H2
L