20 set for European University Games

20 Great Britain judoka travel to Lodz, Poland, today ahead of the European University Games starting on Sunday 24th until Tuesday 26th July.

Judoka were selected following the BUCS Championships earlier this year, with all selected having made the final or medalled.

Ashleigh Barnikel, selected for this summer’s Commonwealth Games, will compete in the -48kg category whilst Amel Simms and Isobel Kitchen will be in action in the -57kg. On day two British Championship silver and bronze medallists Lucy Williams and Fayokemi Abidekun will compete in the +78kg category.

British Senior Championship bronze medallist Jamie Spencer-Pickup will compete in the -81kg category on the opening day whilst on day two, British Junior Champion Alex Jenkins (+100kg) is in action with British Senior Championship silver medallist in the -90kg category, Jacob Popplewell fighting in the -90kg category.

Full Great Britain Team for the European University Games

Weight Name University
Women
-48kg Ashleigh Barnikel Cardiff Met
-52kg Mary Tomblin Durham
-57kg Amel Simms Birmingham
-57kg Isobel Kitchen Wolverhampton
-63kg Holly Bentham Birmingham
-63kg Eve Jackson Teeside
-70kg Ella Tomsett Nottingham
-70kg Emily Niven Portsmouth
+78kg Lucy Williams Anglia Ruskin
+78kg Fayokemi Abidekun Kent
Men
-60kg Jessy Briard King’s College
-60kg Daniel Sinclair Surrey
-66kg Showgo Kimura Cambridge
-73kg Harry Le Mare LSE
-81kg Stylianos Sarentellis-Komniellis Cambridge
-81kg Jamie Spencer-Pickup Wolverhampton
-90kg Sam Collins Birmingham
-90kg Jacob Popplewell East London
-100kg Thomas Lish Keele
+100kg Alex Jenkins Bath
Official
Referee Andy Tremlett
Coach Katrina McDonald
Coach Chris Doherty