Lisa is a groundbreaking judoka from Belfast - she was the first female Irish judo competitor in the history of the Olympic Games.

Among her many career highlights is her triumphant silver medal-winning performance at the Judo World Cup in Estonia, following which she went on to compete in London 2012 as a member of the Irish team. Lisa is currently based in Edinburgh and is coached by Ciaran Ward, who represented Ireland twice at the Olympic Games.

Lisa also studies psychology at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

Competitive record

Lisa took medals in the following contests:

22-Mar-2013 Pan American Open Buenos Aires - WCup U52 Gold
01-Jun-2012 IJF World Cup Estonia - WCup U48 Silver
12-Nov-2011 IJF World Cup Apia - WCup U48 Silver
20-Sep-2011 IJF World Cup Almaty - WCup U48 Bronze
04-Mar-2011 English Open Sheffield - IT U52 Gold
22-Jan-2011 All Irish Championships Dublin - NC U52 Gold