British Judo - Athletes final prep for Rio 2016

This Tuesday I watched the British Judo athletes final prep for Rio 2016 Olympics, and in particular the test fights that Ashley McKenzie was put through.  The set up at Walsall Centre of Excellences is excellent !! the coaching staff even arranged the weather to be similar to tropical Rio with temperatures around 33 degrees in the dojo, and made the test fights a simulation of what Ashley will face at the Olympics.  Being able to observe just one person go through the physical endurance brings it home exactly how much preparation these athletes must put in to just be a contender.

New book: 'Because of Judo' illustrates the training GB athletes go through towards London 2012.