Team Bath judoka Rhys Thompson and Gregg Varey all set for European Championships debuts with Great Britain in Bulgaria

26 April 2022

Team Bath Judo’s Rhys Thompson and Gregg Varey will make their senior European Championships debuts this weekend as part of a 16-strong Great Britain team competing in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Both Thompson and Varey, who fight in the -100kg and -66kg weight categories respectively, were crowned as British Champions last year and have been regular competitors on the international circuit during 2022.

Thompson won GB Judo’s first medal of the year, taking bronze at the Sarajevo European Open in February, and made his Grand Slam debut earlier this month in Turkey.

University of Bath alumni and double Olympian Gemma Howell is also representing GB at the European Championships, which are taking place from Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May.

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