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Pembury-born judoka Katie-Jemima Yeats-Brown set to represent Team GB at 2024 Olympic Games in Paris

Double Commonwealth Games medallist Katie-Jemima Yeats-Brown is set to represent Team GB at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Pembury-born Yeats-Brown is one of five chosen by the British Olympic Association to compete in judo in France within the under-70kg category.

Katie-Jemima Yeats-Brown will represent Team GB in the judo at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Photo: Sam Mellish / Team England
Katie-Jemima Yeats-Brown will represent Team GB in the judo at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Photo: Sam Mellish / Team England

The 28-year-old won a bronze in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, having done so eight years earlier in Glasgow, Scotland, as well.

Selected with Yeats-Brown are Olympic bronze medallist Chelsie Giles, reigning Commonwealth Games champion Emma Reid, Lucy Renshall and British champion Lele Nairne.

British Judo performance director Nigel Donohue said: “Congratulations to all five fighters for their well-deserved and well-earned selection to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games for Team GB.

“We have qualified a team for Paris that has had some extraordinary results over a very demanding qualification period, including European and World Championships performances, that have secured their Olympic selection.

“As we build towards Paris in our final preparation phase, we are confident that we have a team that can compete with the best in the world, and we look forward to representing Team GB and contributing to the team’s success at these Games.

“It goes without saying that we must thank the performance team in supporting the fighters through the qualification period and in preparing the team for these Games and the support that we receive from UK Sport and The National Lottery.

“Importantly, a huge thank you to the fighters’ personal coaches, who without them, we would not have the privilege of working with such fighters at this level.

“Our success - British Judo’s success at these Games - will be enjoyed by all, who have massively contributed to developing fighters in the performance system and preparing them for the ultimate event in our fantastic sport.

“We are ready for Paris 2024.”

Team GB’s Chef de Mission Mark England OBE said: “Congratulations to our five female judoka selected to compete in Paris this summer.

“Watching Chelsie claim our first medal in Tokyo was such a special moment for us all at Team GB.

“It’s brilliant to have her and Lucy returning to the team this summer and we are very pleased to welcome Emma, Mima and Lele to the team for their debut Games.”

The Olympics judo competition will take place from Saturday July, 27, to Saturday, August 3, at the Arena Champ-de-Mars.

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