Craig Fallon

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Craig Fallon
Personal information
Birth name Craig
Full name Craig Fallon
Nationality British
Born (1982-12-18) 18 December 1982 (age 31)
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Sport
Country Great Britain
Sport Judo

Craig Andrew Fallon (born in Ipswich on 18 December 1982) is a British former judoka.

Career[edit]

In September 2005, Fallon won the -60 kg weight class at the World Judo Championships in Cairo, beating Ludwig Paischer in the final. He became only the third British male to win a world title, following Neil Adams in 1981 and Graeme Randall in 1999.

In 2006 he went on to become European champion in Tampere, Finland in the -60 kg weight category beating Armen Nazaryan in the final. He is only the second male British judoka besides Neil Adams to simultaneously hold both a World and European title.

On Saturday 22 September 2007 Fallon went on to win The 2007 Men's World Cup in the -60 kg at the NIA Arena in Birmingham, he was the only Brit to win a medal at the Olympic ranking event.

His first main coach was Bill Kelly.

In 2012 the former Wolverhampton Judo Club ace was inducted into the Wolverhampton Sporting Hall of Fame.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "More sporting heroes prepare to enter city’s Hall of Fame". Wolverhampton City Council. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 

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