Owen Livesey wins judo gold at Commonwealth Games 'Everyone here has the aim of Rio in two years I need to keep up these performances.'
Thank you to everyone who supported me. This money is massive to me. I will be going to Hungary for the Grand Prix in June and the money I have for from talentbacker will fund this. If I medal there then I get Olympic qualification points.
The money I have left will go towards a training camp in Japan at the end of the year which will be huge in my development.
I want to be able to self fund and compete in a Grand Prix event and boost my placing on the world ranking list (get closer to Olympic qualification)
I have practised judo for 14 years starting it when I was 8 years old. I trained three times a week at my first club which was SKK judo club in Earlestown up till when I turned 16, then training and competing became more serious.
I have recently relocated to Camberley were I train full time (3 times a day) and compete regularly at a high level.
I am current British Champion at 81 kilograms
I am currently ranked number 1 on the Commonwealth ranking list so in line to compete for Team England in July and I am currently ranked 89 in the world.
My short term goals are to keep progressing and improving my placing on the world ranking list and to win the Commonwealth Games at 81 kilograms this Summer.
Longer term I hope to represent Team GB at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016.
British Championships - Gold
European Cup, Malaga - Silver
Pan American Open, Montevideo, Uruguay - Silver
Pan American Open, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Silver
English Open - Gold
Scottish Open - Gold
Welsh Open - Gold
Thank you for taking the time out to read my profile. Any donations that any one makes to help me get to where I want to get will be much appreciated. The more camps and comps I can get to the more chance of achieving my goals.
Thanks again for the support, follow my succes on twitter - @LiveseyJudo81 and Facebook - OwenLivesey