Sally Conway has enjoyed some impressive results this year with the highlight definitely being a Grand Slam gold in Baku. Conway is ranked in the top ten in the Olympic qualification race thanks to three medals this year along with a top eight finish at the European Games. A good result in Astana will play a big role in her push to qualify for the Rio Olympics next year.
Current WRL: 6th (1526 points)
Current OGQP: 8th (652 points)
Fighting on: Friday 28th August
Career Highlights: Baku Grand Slam Gold (2015), Samsun Grand Prix Gold (2013), Olympic Games 7th (2012)
2015 Highlights: Baku Grand Slam Gold, Zagreb Grand Prix Silver, Samsun Grand Prix Bronze
2014 World Judo Championship Medallists:
GOLD: Yuri Alvear (COL) SILVER: Karen Nun Ira (JPN) BRONZE: Onix Cortés (CUB) Katarzyna Kłys (POL)
“I’m looking forward to going to Astana because I’ve never been to that part of the world before and so it would be good to go out there. My training and preparation has been going really well. I’m really looking forward to putting in a good performance and fighting to the best of my ability and hopefully the results will come.
“I think it’s very important (to have a good World Championships) as there’s a lot of points on offer and obviously points put you up the ranking list which means you need to be in the top 14 for women so it’ll be good to put myself in a good place to go into next year ready to qualify.”
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