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?
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