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Kelly Edwards
Personal information
NationalityBritish
Born (1991-01-09) 9 January 1991 (age 31)
OccupationJudoka
Sport
CountryGreat Britain
SportJudo
Weight class–48 kg, –52 kg
Achievements and titles
World Champ.R16 (2010)
European Champ.7th (2010)
Olympic GamesR16 (2012)
Medal record
Profile at external databases
IJF2718
JudoInside.com39340
Updated on 25 November 2022.

Kelly Edwards (born 9 January 1991)[1] is a British judoka from Telford, Shropshire.[2]

Judo career

Edwards came to prominence in 2007 after she became champion of Great Britain, winning the extra-lightweight division at the British Judo Championships.[3]

Her Great British international debut came in 2010 in Vienna, where she took seventh place in the European Judo Championships, aged only 19.[4] In 2011, Edwards won gold in the European Cup in Málaga in the under 48kg class and also won her second British title at extra-lightweight.[3]

In 2012, she again won gold in the British Open European Cup in Crawley.[5][6] In June 2012, Edwards was chosen to represent Great Britain in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London in the under 48 kg event, she was eliminated by Tomoko Fukumi.[7]

In 2013, she won her third British title at the heavier weight of half-lightweight before representing England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow, in the under 52kg class, where she won the silver medal, losing in the final to Louise Renicks[8] on an indirect hansoku-make (for a fourth and final shido penalty) with 3 seconds remaining on the clock.

In 2015, she won her fourth and last British title.[3]

World Cup Results Table[9]
Date Result Judo Event
19 October 2013 3 European Open Rome
27 September 2014 7 European Open Tallinn
4 October 2014 5 European Open Glasgow
8 November 2014 3 African Open Port Louis
14 November 2014 2 Oceania Open Wollongong
17 January 2015 7 African Open Tunis
14 March 2015 3 African Open Casablanca
10 September 2016 3 European Open Tallinn
15 October 2016 1 European Open Glasgow
4 February 2017 7 European Open Sofia

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British Judo Championships

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Vienna

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2010 European Judo Championships

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Gold medal

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Málaga

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Crawley

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2012 Summer Olympics

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Tomoko Fukumi

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Commonwealth Games

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Louise Renicks

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Source: "Kelly Edwards", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Edwards.

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References
  1. ^ "Kelly Edwards". Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Kelly Edwards profile". Judo Inside. Retrieved 20 August 2022.
  3. ^ a b c "British Judo Championship Results 2003 to present". British Judo. Retrieved 20 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Kelly Edwards - Athlete profile". www.britishjudo.org.uk. Archived from the original on 24 September 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  5. ^ "European Cup Malaga, 2011, Spain". www.judoinside.com. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Britain's judokas win four more European Cup golds". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Kelly Edwards : Team GB London 2012 Olympics". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks start Scotland gold rush in judo". Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Kelly Edwards, Judoka, JudoInside". www.judoinside.com. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
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