Lisa Kearney competes for Yamakwai, Belfast. The 22-year-old wil be the first woman to compete for Ireland in judo at the Olympics.
In Samoa in 2010, Kearney became the first Irish woman to win gold at a World Cup event.
In total, she has won four World Cup gold medals and a Commonwewalth Games title to date.
The Belfast woman balances her judo training with psychology studies at Heriot-Watt University.
In Scotland, she trains with the Scottish Judo Institute, a GB Centre of Excellence.
Her coach from the Irish Judo Association, Ciaran Ward, travels over and back from Ireland for regular sessions.
First in action in the elimination round on 28 July. Session start time is 9.30am.