Friday 23 February 2018

Coach not worried by tough draw for lisa

IRISH judoka Lisa Kearney will not be intimidated by her tough draw tomorrow, said her coach Ciaran Ward yesterday.

The Belfast extra-lightweight faces China's Shugen Wu, who is ranked seventh in the world, in her first bout. And if she wins that, Kearney looks likely to face Brazilian star Sara Menezes, world No 2.

"It's what we expected, really, because it's a seeded draw and Lisa was always going to face a seed," Ward said.

Irish Independent

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