Meet The Team – Kelly Edwards

Telford’s Kelly Edwards is looking forward to her return to the World Championships next week. The London 2012 Olympian and Commonwealth Games silver medallist has had some strong results this year including two fifth place finishes at Grand Prix level and she is hoping to secure vital qualification points for the Rio Olympics next year.

Category: -52kg

Current WRL: 41st (346 points)

Current OGQP: 34th (232 points)

Fighting on: Tuesday 25th August

Career Highlights: Commonwealth Games silver (2014), Wollogong Oceanian Open silver (2014), European Championship 7th (2010)

2015 Highlights: Casablanca African Open bronze, Samsun Grand Prix 5th, Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix 5th

2014 World Judo Championship Medallists:

GOLD: Majinda Kelmendi (IJF) SILVER: Andreea Chitu (ROU) BRONZE: Erika Miranda (BRA) Natalia Kuziutina (RUS)

“It’s been long time since I competed at a World Championships so I’m happy to be back in the mix and competing at the top level.

“Just put in a really good performance and see where that gets me really. It’s really important, there’s really good Olympic qualification points up for grabs at the Worlds so really important in prep for Rio.”

You can follow all the action on Ippon TV at, @BritishJudo on Twitter and on Facebook.