Jack Hodgson

Junior World Champion Jack Hodgson will make his Paralympic debut in Rio.

Growing up on an RAF camp, judo and ballet were the two sports club on offer to Jack. After a few weeks it became apparent that judo was the sport for him, and he’s never looked back.

Jack joined the British Judo Centre of Excellence in September 2015. He now lives and trains onsite with judoka from both the Olympic and the Paralympic program and has recently started studying at the University of Wolverhampton. 

Jack had a very successful first year on the programme, winning medals in each of the major events that he has fought in so far. His career high so far is the silver medal that he won at the 2015 World Games in Korea.

Sport runs in the family, as Jack’s brother is also a member of the Grimsby Judo club and competes at national standard. 

Major results

2015 World Games, Seoul, South Korea

2015 Junior World Championship, Eger, Hungary

2015 European Championships, Lisbon, Portugal

2015 World Cup, Eger, Hungary


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