Lisa, from the Yamakwai Judo Club in Belfast, won Gold at the IJF World Cup in Apia, Samoa at the weekend. This latest performance follows an unprecedented run of successful results on the World Cup circuit since the London 2012 qualification period began back in May 2010.
Lisa has finished in the Top 5 in each of the last six World Cup events in Caracas, San Salvador, Miami, Birmingham, Rotterdam and Apia. Including Bronze, Silver and now Gold medals, Lisa Kearney will now travel directly to Abu Dhabi for her final competition of 2010.
The International Judo Federation (IJF) World Cup circuit determines the World Ranking List from which only the top 14 athletes in the world will qualify for the London Olympic Games in 2012. The Irish Judo Association, Yamakwai Judo Club and the Olympic Council of Ireland would like to congratulate Lisa & her coaching and support team.