A Conversation With Australian Judoka Abigail Paduch

Abigail Paduch Australian Judoka

Abigail Paduch is an Australian Judoka, how won a Bronze medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Abigail was the 2019 Junior -78kg Asian Champion. She has won multiple Australian National Championships and Oceania Champions Golds, has numerous Junior European Cup medal’s and at the time of recording this episode, is ranked number 2 in the World for her age and weight.

During our conversation, we discuss her training program, aspirations of competing at the Commonwealth and Olympic Games and her mental preparations on the day of a competition.

*This episode was recorded and uploaded in March 2021. Since then, Abigail has overcome injuries and fought her way to a Commonwealth Games 3rd Place in the +78kg category at the 2022 Birmingham Games*


Written by David Groom

David is a 4th Dan Black Belt who has 25 years experience in learning and teaching Judo. As a former Great Britain representative, David has trained and competed in over 40 different countries.

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