Dan Grade Level: 1st Dan
Age Group: Senior and U23
Date and Place of Birth: 1987, London, England
Date arrived at Team Bath: 2006
Course of Study: Sports Performance
Home Club: Metro
University of Bath graduate Gemma Gibbons produced an outstanding performance to win Britain’s first Olympic medal since Sydney 2000 at the London 2012 Games.
Gibbons lost to Kayla Harrison of the USA in the final of the women’s under-78kg class competition.
In 2009, just after graduating from the University of Bath with a degree in Sports Performance, Gibbons won bronze in the under-70kg class at the World University Games in Belgrade.
In November 2012 she returned to her old stamping ground to compete in the BBC’s Olympics Superstars special, which was filmed at the University of Bath.
Judo Gemmas selected for London 2012 – press release
Silver – under 78kg, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland, July 2014
Silver – under-78kg, Olympic Games, London, August 2012