Sophie Cox

Sophie Cox (born 1981) is a British judo player from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England. She represented Great Britain at the 2004 Olympics in Greece.[1] She won silver medals in the 2004 and 2005 European Judo Championships in Romania and the Netherlands.[2][3] Cox temporarily suspended her judo career in 2005.

Sophie Cox
Medal record
Women's Judo
Representing  United Kingdom
Judo World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Birmingham -57 kg
European Judo Championships
Silver medal – second place 2004 Romania -57 kg
Silver medal – second place 2005 Netherlands -57 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Germany -57 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Turkey -52 kg

In 2011, she won one of the bronze medals in the European Judo Championships in Turkey.[4] She represented Team GB in London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL London, being knocked out in the first round by Kum Ae An[5] who went on to win the Gold medal, in the under 52 kg category.[6]

Cox now coaches judo, judo for BJJ and no-gi grappling as well as training in and competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She travels all over the UK and Europe to teach and coach but is mostly based in the North West, Rochdale, Stockport, Manchester and Kendal.


  1. ^ Sophie Cox earns judo World Cup bronze BBC Sport. 2 October 2010.
  2. ^ Sophie Cox - Athlete Profile Archived 2016-04-27 at the Wayback Machine British Judo (British Judo Association).
  3. ^ 2005 European Judo Championships Competition Results - Men and Women International Judo Federation Archived from the original on 2006-10-15.
  4. ^ COX Sophie: Results judobase (International Judo Federation).
  5. ^ Official London 2012 website
  6. ^ Official London 2012 website

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