Sally Conway

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Sally Conway
Medal record
Representing  Scotland
Women's judo
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Glasgow –70 kg
Representing  United Kingdom
Women's judo
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Rio de Janeiro –70 kg

Sally Conway (born 1 February 1987) is a Scottish judoka who competed for Team GB in the 2012 and the 2016 Rio Olympics in the women's 70 kg judo event.[1] Conway won a bronze medal in the 2016 Olympics. She competed for Scotland at women's 70 kg judo event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, where she won a bronze medal.


Conway was born in Bristol in 1987.[2] Conway took up judo at the age of ten in her home town of Bristol.[3] She trains at Judo Scotland's Edinburgh headquarters in Ratho, having previously trained at Bisham Abbey.[3][4]

She competed for Scotland in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, where she won a bronze medal in the −70 kg division.[5] At the 2012 Summer Olympics she beat Chad's Carine Ngarlemdana with an ippon score after scoring with a wazaari.[6] She then lost to second seed Edith Bosch, to a wazari after being penalised with a shido for backing off.[6]

In 2013, she won the Olympic Athlete of the Year from the British Olympic Association and Female Player of the Year at the British Judo Awards.[3] She was the only Scot to be part of the British team sent to the 2016 Judo World Championships.[4] Conway was selected for the 2016 European Championships.[7]

She competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 70kg category, defeating Israel's Linda Bolder in the quarter-finals, and then defeating Austria's Bernadette Graf to win the bronze medal.[2][8]

In May 2019, Conway was selected to compete at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus.[9]


  1. ^ "Sally Conway". Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Rio Olympics 2016: Briton Sally Conway wins -70kg judo bronze". BBC Sport. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Glasgow 2014 – Sally Conway Profile". Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  4. ^ a b Scotl, Jane Lewis BBC. "Judo World Championships: Sally Conway eyes Rio pointers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Team Scotland celebrates more judo success with gold for Sarah Clark". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  6. ^ a b "London 2012 Olympics: Winston Gordon and Sally Conway's hopes of ending British judo gloom dashed". Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  7. ^ "British Judo name 13-strong team for European Champs". Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  8. ^ Live Olympics 2016 day five, live: Sally Conway storms to three emphatic victories by ippon at the judo and into the final four, The Daily Telegraph, 10 August 2016
  9. ^ "Team GB squad announcement for the European Games". Team GB. 21 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.

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