Commonwealth champion Megan Fletcher relishes Glasgow challenge

29 September 2014

Team Bath judo player Megan Fletcher is looking forward to returning to action in Glasgow at the weekend after winning Commonwealth Games gold in the Scottish city two months ago.

Fletcher, who won gold for England in the women’s under-70kg class at the Glasgow Games, competes at the European Judo Open at the Emirates Arena on Saturday (4 October 2014).

A fantatsic opportunity

“It’s amazing how positively judo was received by the home crowd both during and following the Games,” she said.

“We had such a warm welcome from Glaswegians and it will be a fantastic opportunity to compete in front of the Glasgow crowd, especially since judo has been embraced in such a positive way since the Games. I can’t wait to go back to that welcoming crowd.”

GB lead women’s coach, Kate Howey, a former Team Bath judo player, said: “I’m really looking forward to seeing many of our best women fighting in Glasgow.

“There is a mix of younger and more established players all trying to gain those valuable world ranking points for Rio and gain experience for Tokyo 2020, which seems far away but will come round quickly. As it’s in Glasgow I’m sure it will be another great event.”

As well as her training judo at the University of Bath, Fletcher does some part-time teaching at the Castle School in Thornbury.

The European Open Judo is a partnership between Glasgow Life, British Judo, Judo Scotland and Event Scotland.

There will be a strong contingent of judo players from around the world, including France, Germany, Japan and the USA at the competition.

For further information members of the media can contact the Team Bath press office at or on 01225 383518.

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