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OLYMPIC PROFILE: Sophie Cox
2:07pm Tuesday 24th July 2012 in Sport
Name: Sophie Cox.
Event: Judo women’s U52kg.
Location: ExCel Arena.
Time: July 29.
Local link: Lives in Dartford.
Career best: Undefeated British champion for six years, won two European golds.
Career high: Took bronze at both the 2010 World Cup and the 2011 British World Cup.
Sporting background: Took up judo at the age of six and secured her black belt at 15.
Within a year of this she had become British champion, a position she remained undefeated for six years until taking a temporary spell of ‘retirement’ after the 2004 Olympics to teach English in Thailand.
She says: Let’s hope I can continue to make history in London.
We say: The biggest dangers to Sophie’s medal prospects come from Russia’s Natalia Kuzyutina and Misato Nakamura of Japan.