Jemima won her first major senior title in October 2016 at the Glasgow European Open, defeating fellow Brit Ebony Drysdale-Dalley in the final of the -70kg category.  She followed this up later the same month with a bronze medal at the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam at the IPIC Arena in the United Arab Emirates.  In December 2016 she became senior British Champion for the first time, winning all six of her fights in the competition.

In 2014 she represented England at the Commonwealth Games and GB at the World Junior Championships achieving bronze medals in both competitions. Jemima was also crowned 2014 British Junior Champion. Her future aims include representing GB at the Olympics.


Date of birth: 5 July 1995

Borough/District: Tonbridge & Malling

Career highlights

  • 2019: Individual and Team Gold at BUCS National Championships
  • 2018: Bronze medal at the Glasgow World Cup
  • 2018: 5th place at Senior World Championships in Baku
  • 2018: Gold medal at the Rome World Cup
  • 2017: British Champion (70kg)
  • 2016: Gold medal at the Senior British Championships
  • 2016: Bronze medal at the Qingdao Grand Prix, China
  • 2016: Silver medal at the U23 European Championships in Tel Aviv
  • 2016: Bronze medal at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam
  • 2016: Gold medal at the Glasgow European Open
  • 2016: Won her first Grand Prix fight in Croatia
  • 2016: Bronze medal at the Senior European Cup in Croatia
  • 2015: Silver medal at the Senior British Championships
  • 2015: Bronze medal at the British Open in Wembley
  • 2015: Silver medal in the Junior World Cup in Spain
  • 2015: Bronze medal in Junior World Cup in Greece
  • 2015: Gold medal at the U21 World Tour event in Italy
  • 2014: Gold medal at the British Championships for Juniors at EIS, Sheffield
  • 2014: Bronze medal at Junior World Championships in Fort Lauderdale
  • 2014: Bronze medal at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
  • 2014: Selected to represent England at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
  • 2014: Bronze medal at the Junior World Cup in Lithuania
  • 2013: Silver medal at the African World Cup in Mauritius, Jemima’s first Senior World Cup medal
  • 2013: 5th place at the Junior European Championships
  • 2013: Bronze medal at the European Cup in Austria
  • 2013: Gold medal at the European Cup in Ukraine
  • 2013: Gold medal at the European Cup in Lithuania
  • 2013: Gold medal at the Senior Irish Open Championships in Belfast
  • 2012: Narrowly missed out on selection for TeamGB at London 2012
  • 2012: Competed in the Senior European Cup, London
  • 2012: Silver medal in Junior European Cup in Portugal
  • 2011: Awarded most improved female player of the year by the British Judo Association
  • 2011: Bronze medal at the Cadet World Championships in Ukraine
  • 2011: 5th place at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Turkey and selected as GB flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony
  • 2011: European Cadet Champion (Under 63kgs)
  • 2011: Courier Media Group Young Sports Personality of the Year Award winner
  • 2010: British Champion (Cadet Girls Under 57kg)
  • 2010: Represented GB in U17 Cadet European Championships
  • 2010: Won her category in the following competitions: Alicante Open, Welsh Open, Heart of England, Kent International & North West