Fallon in 2008
|Birth name||Craig Andrew Fallon|
|Born||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.
In 2017 Craig Fallon signed a contract as head coach of the Federal Judo Association of Vorarlberg, Austria.
- "More sporting heroes prepare to enter city's Hall of Fame". Wolverhampton City Council. Archived from the original on 6 October 2012. 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
- , Wednesday 10 May 2017, Judo Vorarlberg
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