Gemma Gibbons Judoka

Gemma Gibbons

Gemma Gibbons

  • Country:Great Britain
  • Born:6 January 1987 (32 years)
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Gemma Gibbons was finallist of the 2012 Olympic Games in London U78kg. Although she was a reserve U70kg she could suddenly fight U78 and conquered the hearts of many British sports fans. Married to Euan Burton. She won various World Tours in Dusseldorf, Prague and Ulaanbaatar and bronze at Tokyo Grand Slam.
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Gemma Gibbons announces career end to become a PE teacher

19 May 2017 15:15

Gemma’s career started as a promising junior and her progression continued all the way through to 2016 where she became the only British woman to medal at the Tokyo Grand Slam. London 2012 was her personal career highlight and she captured the nation’s heart winning the Olympic Silver medal competing at the Under 78kg category. Read more

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British Powell qualifies for Rio after Masters bronze

30 May 2016 07:35

British Natalie Powell is set to realise her Olympics dream in Rio this summer after collecting a bronze medal in the IJF World Masters in Mexico. Powell saw off the challenge of British rival, her room-mate for this event and London 2012 silver medallist Gemma Gibbons to effectively claim her place on the Great Britain Judo team that will travel to Brazil for the Olympics this August. Read more

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Top athletes U78kg battle in Guadalajara

27 May 2016 10:40

Where some athletes are preventing to fight each other before the Olympic Games, the women’s U78kg top athletes may again cross paths at the IJF World Masters in Guadalajara. Olympic champion Kayla Harrison (USA) and Rio 2016 Olympic Games arch-rival, Mayra Aguiar (BRA), are both in Mexico and could renew their acquaintances just months out from the Games. Read more

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Loic Pietri back in business at Grand Prix Almaty

12 May 2016 15:45

At this week’s Grand Prix of Almaty some of the last points are for grab, but it won’t be easy for the 399 participants. The category U81kg is as usual the most competitive with 45 participants and includes the comeback of 2013 World Champion Loic Pietri. The Frenchman may face home boy Aziz Kalkamanuly or dare devil Frank de Wit in his first fight. Many competitors are in that same pool for those last points to secure qualification. Pietri won World silver in Astana last year, so he is still the favourite and nearly almost medals where he starts. Read more

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Kazan Judo preview U78kg: Reigning champion Verkerk faces severe opposition

23 Apr 2016 07:05

The category U78kg will gather the best athletes from Europe. A real competitive category at the European Championships in Kazan where Marhinde Verkerk of the Netherlands will defend her title. Verkerk will go to Rio anyway as in the Netherlands they have already appointed her. Verkerk can meet with Luise Malzahn, last year's final in Baku. Read more

Result City Date
5Guadalajara2016
5Almaty2016
5Baku2016
5Kazan2016
5Paris2016

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