Megan Fletcher - GB Judo Athlete - Commonwealth Champion Glasgow 2014

December 8, 2015

Irish judoka Megan Fletcher took a bronze medal at the European Open in Belgrade in 2017. She won the Pan American Open in Montevideo in 2014. She reached four continental Open finals and a few bronze medals.

 

In 2005 she won bronze at the European Cadet Championships in Salzburg. Competed at World and European senior Championships. British Champion in 2015. 

 

 

In this podcast we talk about:

  • How Megan first got into Judo and what she loves about it.

  • Taking it to the next step and deciding to train full time

  • How Judo built her internal self confidence

  • Why she wants to be the best in the world

  • Jumping from a green belt to a black belt at 15 years old

  • The grading route verses the competitive route

  • Coping with being diagnosed with OCD at a young age

  • How her OCD impacted on her Judo

  • Competing at the Cadet Europeans 

  • How it works at Judo competitions

  • The four main ways you can win in Judo

  • The struggle to win and perform at a junior level

  • How she needed to change her judo style to become a better athlete

  • Keeping the faith and not giving up when she wasn’t getting the results

  • Preparation for the Commonwealth Games

“The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday”

  • Why you need to focus on YOU!

  • Facing her nemesis! - Sally Conway in the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games

  • Getting over her own mental block of being able to beat Sally

  • Do you attack or defend - what are the pro/cons?

  • Why the right decisions are sometimes the hardest

  • Why she dedicated her Gold Medal to her coach - Don Werner

  • What’s next for Megan?

  • The tactics she thinks about when she steps onto the mat

  • Why you should go and give judo a try!

  • Surviving the arm bar from Ronda Rousey!

  • Her future….. UFC fighter or teacher?

Give a shout out to Megan on Twitter @megs_feltcher1

I'm also on Twitter @_TOUGH_GIRL 

 

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