Judo stars go for Gold

Jodie Myers, aged 19, is studying Event and Venue Management and trains at the University’s British Judo Centre of Excellence.

Some of her fellow team-mates also train at the centre, though they aren’t students.

Nekoda Davis, who won Gold in the women's under-57kgs this week, is there daily and moved up from London to be closer by.

Another squad member, Jemima Yeats-Brown, also trains for 40 hours a week at the centre, which is based at the University’s Walsall Campus.

Dave Elmore, Judo Development Officer for the University, said: “Nekoda is very dedicated and we are extremely proud of her. We wish all the team well and it is a testament to our centre that they choose to train there.”

The centre has an international reputation for its judo facilities. The Australian judo team also trained there to prepare for the Commonwealth Games. It was a welcome return for the team who trained for two weeks at the centre ahead of the London Olympics in 2012.

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