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Hannah Wood

Hannah Wood

Competes in under 52kgs
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
East Lothian


Hannah Wood started Judo at 5 years old at Sportif Club Judo.  She gained her black belt at the age of 14, a massive achievement as usually a black belt cant be worn until you are at least 15 years old.  Hannah is currently the Scottish Champion and has held the title three times, the first being when she was just 11 years old.   Hannah now travels all over the world to compete and already this year she has visited Denmark twice, Luxembourg, France and Japan.  In the summer Hannah spent 5 weeks training in Tokyo full time.  Hannah’s training schedule is intense, 2 to 3 times a week  before school with a further 4 times a week with her club.  Hannah hopes to continue her travels and compete to gain more success and experience.

Hannah’s achievements and recognition’s to date are hard to believe for someone of her age.  Medal’d in several ranking events over Great Britain competing in -52kg category, Hannah won gold in The Copenhagen Cup, Silver in the Matsumae Cup.  Awarded Gold at the UK Schools Games in August 2017, a medalist in The Under 19 British Championships and Bronze in the under 21kg British Championship.

Hannah is a member of The Judo Scotland Performance Squad and, due to her recent successes at the British Championships, a member of the British Under 21 Squad.

Hannah has been selected to represent GB at The European Cup in February.



In between her extensive travels and rigorous training schedule, Hannah enjoys spending time socialising with friends when she can outwith her very busy training schedule.


Hannah Wood Injury
28th August 2018

March this year saw me  injure my knee at a European Cup in Berlin by falling awkwardly in my first fight. I wasn’t able to continue with the competition or training camp. I rested for a while when I got home and explored many possibilities…

A Chat with Hannah
29th March 2018

Well, it has been a busy time lately with my prelims and judo commitments and I thought now would be a good time to let you know what has been happening so far. I travelled to Fuengirola, Spain in February for a European Cup where…

“Throwing” herself in to 2018!
25th January 2018

2018 is off to a promising start for Hannah following her win of a bronze medal in the under 18 British Championships and another bronze medal won in the under 21 British Championships in December. Hannah (blue kit) throwing for Ippon in the British Championships…

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