The Sportsman is proud to be supporting SportsAid athlete…
Judo runs in the family for black belt Chloe (second right on the picture), 18, whose parents are both former international competitors and now coach the stars of the future at their Bishops Stortford club.
Bronze medallist at the European Cadet Championships and top ten world-ranked cadet in 2016, Chloe now needs to climb the under-21 world rankings in order to be selected to represent Great Britain at Junior European events.
“This SportsAid award from The Sportsman will help me fund the home nation selection so I can hopefully go on to fulfil my judo ambitions,” she says.
Chloe turned full-time athlete in summer 2018 when she moved into the British Judo Centre of Excellence at the University of Wolverhampton. Here she joins some of Great Britain’s most talented junior, Paralympic, and Olympic judoka in a world-class residential training environment.
Chloe, who is hoping an elbow injury will not impede her rigorous training programme, has also just started her BSc in Sports Psychology at Coventry University, commuting daily from the Centre of Excellence.
Her successes in 2018 include taking gold at the Southern Area Senior Open and a silver medal at the British National Team Championships.
In the first half of 2018, she participated in 10 competitions where she achieved four Silver medals, two Gold medals, and two Bronze medals.
CAESARS AND SPORTSAID
Chloe is just one of the inspirational young athletes being helped by Caesars Foundation, the charitable arm of Caesars Entertainment, to fulfil their potential and bring Olympic and Paralympic medals home to Britain.
Since 1976, SportsAid has helped many of nation's most successful sportsmen and women, including Chris Hoy, Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Ellie Simmonds and Bradley Wiggins.
We are proud to stand alongside the charity.