Louise & Kimberly Renicks

Sport: Judo

Renicks Sisters Sisters Louise and Kimberley got Scotland off to a blistering start by being the first Scots to win Gold on the very first day of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. 

Kimberley gained the first Gold by beating her Indian opponent Sushila Likmabam in the 48kg category and within an hour, Louise beat Kelly Edwards from England in the 52kg category; a golden moment dreamed about by the two sisters who have competed in judo all their lives.

Louise began her career at the age of 11 and Kimberley from the age of 4 under the influence of their dad, Thomas Renicks. Both sisters were coached by a group of voluntary coaches from Monklands Judo Club at their local sports centre, the Time Capsule in their hometown of Coatbridge. 

Louise graduated with a Degree in Sport Coaching with Development and Kimberley with an HND in Sport Coaching with Development, qualifying both sisters to manage, develop and coach all levels of sport.

Over the years Louise and Kimberley have held many titles and have been both Scottish number one and Great Britain number one.

Louise has been number one for two years on the European ranking list, reaching 25th in the world. Kimberley, reached 26th in the World ranking list and attended Junior Europeans and World

Championships, as well as participating in the European Championships, World Championships (senior). Both Louise and Kimberley were reserve Olympians for the 2012 London Games.

"The sisters goal is to inspire all age groups and all levels, from children to adults leading them to compete in sport for both health and well-being; helping people through their life experience by encouraging school children to believe in there self and improving themselves 
by effort".