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Steele to ling up with Great Britain judo squad for Junior European Championships


By Will Clark


Inverness judo talent Josie Steele is set to cap a glittering spell of medal success by joining Great Britain’s team at the Junior European Championships.

The 18-year-old Heriot-Watt university physics student has been picked for the second year running for the eight-strong GB squad heading to Vantaa, just north of Finland’s capital Helsinki, next month.

Jodie Steele has been picked to represent Great Britain at the Junior European Championships for the second year in a row.
Jodie Steele has been picked to represent Great Britain at the Junior European Championships for the second year in a row.

A Highland Budokan member since the age of eight, Steele now trains in Edinburgh.

She is hopeful of further medal success in Finland in the under 57kg category.

More than 300 elite competitors from 41 nations will take part in the competition from September 12 to 14.

“I’m delighted to get the call,” Steele said.

“I was selected last year as well, so it is my second time.

“I did expect it because I’d met the selection criteria, but it was nice to have it confirmed. It’s a great honour.

“First time around, I was quite inexperienced, so I feel this time I can really do myself justice and perform better.”

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