Ashley McKenzie

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McKenzie at the Our Greatest Team Parade in 2012

Ashley McKenzie (born 17 July 1989) is an English judo athlete. He was a member of the Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics competing in the men's 60 kg. He was defeated in the second round by Hiroaki Hiraoka of Japan. He also appeared in and made it to the final of Celebrity Big Brother 10 in September 2012.

Personal life[edit]

McKenzie was born in Queen’s Park, London. He was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).[1]


McKenzie became involved in judo at the age of 11 after a fight over a Charizard Pokémon card.[citation needed] His achievements include winning gold at the British Open, and bronze at the European Junior Championships. He has also held the junior number one ranking in his weight class. Ashley is currently ranked as European senior number one in his weight.

On 15 August 2012, McKenzie entered the Celebrity Big Brother 10 reality TV series. After 24 days McKenzie made it to the final and finished in fifth place.


World Cup United Kingdom 2011 silver
European Cup Germany 2011 Gold
World Cup Poland 2011 Gold
European U23 Championships Various 2011
Senior British Open United Kingdom 2010 British Champion
Senior British Open United Kingdom 2009 British Champion
British Judo Association Annual Awards United Kingdom 2009 British Junior Male of the Year
U23 European Championships Various 2009 Bronze
Senior British Open United Kingdom 2008 British Champion
European Junior Championships Various 2007 Bronze


  1. ^ "Olympic 'bad boy' Ashley McKenzie says judo saved him". BBC. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 

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