Three Scottish Judoka have been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Championships due to take place in Sofia, Bulgaria from 29th April – 1st May. Scots Dylan Munro, Alex Short and Stuart McWatt will join a team of seventeen Judoka in the first championships of the Paris 2024 Cycle.

Stuart McWatt (81kg) will make a welcome return to the GB Judo team after injury ended his hopes of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Alex Short (-66kg) will make his debut at a European Championship following his gold medal win at the Dubrovnik European Cup in October 2021. Dylan Munro (-60kg) will also debut as reserve after his silver medal win at the European Open Malaga in October 2021.

Euan Burton, Scottish High Performance Judo Coach said; “I would like to congratulate Dylan, Alex and Stuart on their selections for the 2022 European Championships. JudoScotland are exceptionally proud of the hard work they continue to display and their selections are a representation of the performances they have delivered over a season where the depth and quality of international fields has been incredible as all European senior judoka return to international competition following the pandemic.”

“Stuart will return to the major stage keen to step on the podium and improve upon his multiple Top 7 finishes at previous junior and senior European Championships whilst Alex will finally make his senior championship debut after having been selected previously for the pandemic hit 2020 Europeans.”

“Although a potentially frustrating position to be in, the nomination of Dylan Munro as reserve at -60kg is certain recognition of his continual improvement and multiple podium finishes on the European Tour in 2021/2022.”

“We at JudoScotland would like to wish them and the entire GB team the very best of luck at this prestigious event.”