Nekoda took up judo at the age of six.

Her mother wanted her and her brother to be able to defend themselves. Since then she has gone from strength to strength and after volunteering at the judo in London 2012 she has gone on to face a number of the London Olympians in the last few years.

Nekoda picked up her first Grand Prix medal in Astana in 2014 before securing her biggest result to date at the 2015 Zagreb Grand Prix when she beat London 2012 medallists Corina Caprioriu (ROM) and Marti Malloy (USA) one her way to gold.

Nekoda has continued to pick up results on the IJF World Tour including Baku Grand Slam silvers in 2015 and 2016 and further Grand Prix medals in Jeju, Dusseldorf and Samsun.