Kate Howey

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Kate Howey
Medal record
Women's Judo
Competitor for  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Silver 2000 Sydney -70 kg
Bronze 1992 Barcelona Middleweight
World Championships
Gold 1997 Paris Middleweight
Silver 2001 Munich Middleweight
Bronze 1999 Birmingham Middleweight

Kate Louise Howey MBE (born 31 May 1973) is a British judoka and was, until Karina Bryant matched her feat in 2012, the only British judoka to have competed at four Olympic Games. Howey is the only British woman to have won two Olympic judo medals (silver at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, and bronze at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona). She was also selected to carry the British flag at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

Howey was born in Andover, Hampshire, and took up judo at the age of seven.[1] She announced her retirement from competition on 27 October 2004, having competed in the women's under 70 kg weight category for 16 years. She was awarded the MBE for services to judo in 1997. From 1999, she trained at the University of Bath and, following her retirement from competition, she continued as a regional co-ordinator for the British Judo Association. She coached Gemma Gibbons,[2] who at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, became the next UK woman to win an Olympic medal in judo.

Championship record[edit]

  • World Championship
    • gold 1997; silver 1993, 2001; bronze 1991, 1999
  • European Championship
    • silver 1990, 1993, 2000; bronze 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000

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