Georgina is a judoka who competed internationally in the women’s half-lightweight category. She held four British senior titles in her division, won a total of 39 medals, including four from major international tournaments, and gained various placings in World Championships and the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
During her time at the University of Reading, Georgina balanced her sporting career with academia, using the gym between lectures. Whilst a student here, she won three European Championship medals, including a gold in Slovenia in 2002 – the same year she won gold at the Manchester Commonwealth Games.
Georgina also represented the University at national and international tournaments. At the World University Games she won a bronze medal in Palma de Mallorca (1999) and a gold medal in the team event in Beijing (2001), while at the World University Judo Championships she won a silver in the team event in Malaga (2000).
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Georgina competed as part of Team GB, earning a place in the quarter finals and finishing in seventh position. Georgina retired from international judo in 2008, returning to her teaching career as a secondary Maths teacher. However, she continues to share her passion for the sport by coaching the upcoming judokas of the future
“The resources and financial support provided by the University of Reading enabled me to train and compete at an international level."