Amy Cotton

Name: Amy CottonAmy-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”

Best Result:
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