Name: Amy Cotton
Sport: Judo -78kg
Hometown: Judique,Cape Breton Island, NS
Nickname: Coots or Cootin
Favorite Sport Memory: Fighting in Athens 2004 Olympics. It was such a memorable moment I will always remember the feeling I got walking out and participating. It was unbelieveable!!
How I got involved in your sport: My older brother did it as an after school activity and he and I used to fight/fool around on a regular basis and my mom decided to put me in judo as well. I thrived. I loved the fighting and it was the best feeling to win.
The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: At age fifteen after winning Junior nationals. I loved the feeling and knew then I wanted to go as far as I could.
Favorite Quote: “You have nothing to fear but fear itself”
7th World Championships Rotterdam 2009
1st World Cup San Salvador2011
1stWorld Cup Porta La Cruz 2011
Share one valuable tool that you use on a daily basis that helps you to be the best athlete you can be. I always tell myself that I can do it. That the pain I feel is worth it, no matter what.
Who is one person in your life that has impacted your career and what was it that they taught you? Without a doubt it would have to be my mother. She has pushed me and believed in me from day one. She is the most extraordinary person I know.
Fun Facts: I love kids and I love to read