Media opportunity: judo’s Gemma Gibbons

From the London Youth Games

VENUE: National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace, Ledrington Rd,  London, SE19 2BB
gemma_gibbons_02_2296696bDATE: Saturday  June 22
DETAILS: 2012 Olympic judo medallist Gemma Gibbons goes back to her roots by appearing at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games judo finals at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The 26-year-old won a silver at London 2012 mouthing “I love you mum” to her late mother as she clinched her medal.

Recently married to fellow GB international Euan Burton, Gibbons competed for Greenwich at the London Youth Games in her formative years and is patron of the 2013 London Youth Games. Having suffered a broken wrist which kept her out of April’s European championships, she is targeting August’s world championships in Rio de Janeiro.

Gibbons will be available to the media all day. Her exact schedule will be constructed based on volume and type of requests. No request is guaranteed interview, priority will be given to early requests.

About Balfour Beatty London Youth Games (BBLYG)

  • BBLYG is unique because its involves all 33 London Boroughs and 26 National Governing Bodies (NGBs), 85 competitions and 33 sports
  • The Balfour Beatty London Youth Games is open to all Londoners aged 7-18
  • It is Europe’s largest annual youth sports event
  • The 2012 Balfour Beatty London Youth Games were the biggest in the event’s 36-year history with 104,463 participants
  • Balfour Beatty are the title sponsor of the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games until at least 2015
  • Partners include Sport England, Thames Water, 95.8FM Help a Capital Child
  • Sport England invests National Lottery and Exchequer funding in organisations and projects that will grow and sustain participation in grassroots sport and create opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport. For more information, see

Chris Broadbent, Communications Manager
T: 020 7717 1571
M: 07736 344744


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