JESSICA Judd’s mother believes that the Canvey Island-based athlete is enjoying her time at the World University Games.

Judd, 22, was called up to represent Great Britain at the annual competition, which is being held in Chinese Taipei.

And the Loughborough University student is set to get her World University Games underway tomorrow.

Judd will be competing in the women’s 5000m first round, ahead of the event’s final on Sunday.

And Judd’s mother, Cheryl Collins, admitted that the athlete will enjoy her stint at the competition.

Collins said: “Jessica will be enjoying every minute of her time at the World University Games.

“It was great for her to get called up for the competition.

“I don’t know if she is going there with high expectations but she will enjoy it and put everything into it.”

Judd will be going into the 5000m event full of confidence, having impressed in the World Championships.

The Rochford-born runner successfully negotiated the 1500m heats at the bumper-packed London Stadium earlier this month.

Judd was then eliminated from the eagerly-anticipated competition at the semi-final stage.

But Collins confirmed that she was proud to see her daughter performing on the world stage once again, and is hopeful that Judd can take her good form into the World University Games.

Collins added: “It was amazing to see Jessica in the heats and make it to the semi-finals.

“I think she went into it looking to run each race like it was a final.

“The competition was unbelievable and so for her to get into the semi-finals was a brilliant achievement.

“It was fantastic for her to compete in the London 2012 Olympic Stadium and she cried because it was so emotional for her to represent her country in London.”