Double Olympian Gemma Howell back at Team Bath to provide masterclass for young England Talent Development Centre judoka

22 October 2021

Double Olympian Gemma Howell returned to her former University of Bath training base this week to run a masterclass for talented young judoka from across the South West of England.

Howell, who represented Team GB at both London 2012 and Tokyo 2020, went back to the dojo at the Team Bath Sports Training Village on Tuesday to lead an inspirational session for judoka accessing the England Talent Development Centre hub hosted by Team Bath Judo.

The visit was part of the British Judo Tokyo Olympic Roadshow and Howell, who trained at Team Bath from 2012 to 2016 and combined judo with studying Sport & Exercise Science, tweeted: “Loved going back to my favourite city and the best uni in the world.”

Gemma Howell (back, centre) with coaches and judoka from the England Talent Development Centre at Team Bath

Two current student-judoka have been selected to compete at the European U23 Championships taking place in Hungary from 5-7 November.

Louis Delsol, who studies Mathematics, will represent Great Britain while Sport & Exercise Science student George Kroussaniotakis is competing for Cyprus.

Click here to find out more about the judo programme at the University of Bath.

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