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Judo Jodie’s Glasgow hopes

Jodie Mullen, Judo ace from Penicuik, second from right, receiving her bronze medal

Jodie Mullen, Judo ace from Penicuik, second from right, receiving her bronze medal

Jodie Mullen has been half way across the world in her bid to get to Glasgow to represent Scotland at judo in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The Penicuik student last week picked up bronze medals at world cup events in Samoa and Mauritius, on a trip that also took her to Honk Kong and Fiji.

This is part of Jodie’s long journey as she aims to take her place at the big event in the east end of Glasgow next year.

Her success last week will help add to her world-ranking points which will determine if she qualifies, with more World Cup contests still ahead, before she learns her fate early next year.

Former Penicuik High pupil Jodie (22) has thrilled her parents – mum Fiona and dad Eddie (a Scottish judo legend) with her achievements.

Proud mother Fiona said of her daughter’s latest success: “We are ecstatic.

“We just hope she continues to get the points.

“We are so proud of her, she is really funding this all herself.”

Read more in the November 21 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.

 

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