Winning Women - Episode 5: Judo - Lisa Kearney

Jul 17, 2012, 09:39 AM

Lisa Kearney is a twenty three year old Belfast athlete who is making history. She’s the first Irish woman to compete in Judo at the Olympic Games and she’s just got silver at the World Judo Championships in Estonia in her final big competition before London 2012. She is coached by Ireland’s two time Olympian Ciaran Ward and is now based in Edinburgh. As part of our Winning Women Olympics series we caught up with her on a visit to her home club in Belfast to find out why Judo is her passion.

Broadcast,Tuesday 17th July 2012 on Newstalk. Lisa Essuman and Helen Shaw are the producers. Chris Clarke interviewed Lisa in Belfast for the series.

Winning Women is an Athena Media production for Newstalk and is supported by the BAI Sound and vision scheme.