|Full name||Craig Fallon|
18 December 1982 |
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
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.
- "More sporting heroes prepare to enter city’s Hall of Fame". Wolverhampton City Council. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- Fallon gets biggest kicks from chasing glory, Michael Phillips, Tuesday 20 July 2004, The Guardian
- Fallon is crowned world champion, Sunday 11 September 2005, BBC
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