JudoScotland would like to offer its best wishes to judoka Malin Wilson, who has taken up Spanish citizenship and has now been confirmed by the BJA and IJF to be eligible to compete for Spain on the IJF Tour.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Malin for her dedication as a Scottish and British athlete. One of Malin’s proudest moments came at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games where she won a Bronze medal for Scotland in the -57kg category.

Malin said: “Being selected to represent Scotland in the Commonwealth Games was one of my dreams come true. I said it then, I said it when I won my medal and I still think it. Wearing SCO on my back is one of the proudest and favourite moments of my Judo career. My dream is now to qualify for the Olympics with Spain, I’ll do everything to qualify and make my dreams come true. Being born in the Highlands, living like a wee wild child and Viking baby gave me the fight I have today. It gave me the fire that runs through my veins and my biggest dreams come from the wee girl brought up in Ullapool. Those who crossed my path at Ratho and shared the 8 years I had there, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thanks again for all your help and support and more throughout the years. You can’t take the Scot out of a Scottish girl, that’s where my fight and fire come from!”

As Malin embarks on this journey, we extend our best wishes to her in her endeavors in her pursuit to qualify for this year’s Olympic Games.