Kate Howey

Kate Louise Howey MBE (born 31 May 1973 in Andover, Hampshire, England) is a British judoka and was, until Karina Bryant matched her feat in 2012, the only British judoka to have competed at four Olympic Games. Howey is the only British woman to have won two Olympic judo medals (silver at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, and bronze at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona). She was honored to bear the national flag at the opening ceremony at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

Kate Howey
Medal record
Women's Judo
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney -70 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Middleweight
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Paris Middleweight
Silver medal – second place 2001 Munich Middleweight
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Birmingham Middleweight

Howey was born in Andover, Hampshire, and took up judo at the age of seven.[1] She announced her retirement from competition on 27 October 2004, having competed in the women's under 70 kg weight category for 16 years. She was awarded the MBE for services to judo in 1997. From 1999, she trained at the University of Bath and, following her retirement from competition, she continued as a coach (Head Coach 2018) for the British Judo Association. She coached Gemma Gibbons,[2] who would at the 2012 Summer Olympics become the next UK woman to win an Olympic medal in judo.

Championship recordEdit

  • World Championship
    • gold 1997; silver 1993, 2001; bronze 1991, 1999
  • European Championship
    • silver 1990, 1993, 2000; bronze 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000


External linksEdit

  • Kate Howey's page on the British Olympic Association website at the Wayback Machine (archived 20 November 2005)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Kate Howey". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.