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Jayne Wright UoC sports scientist
Jayne Wright UoC sports scientist

A Lancaster sports scientist is celebrating winning gold at the British National Judo Championships after fearing she would never fight again.

Jayne Wright, who works at the University of Cumbria sports centre, took up the sport when she was nine .

She studied sport and exercise science at the university and went on to work as activities co-ordinator and personal trainer.

She said: “Three years ago I suffered a back injury and thought my competing days were over.”

But the 1st Dan, who is also an army reservist, battled back to fitness and has just celebrated 25 years in the sport.