Kerrith Brown

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Kerrith Brown
Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
Men's Judo
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Los Angeles Lightweight
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Essen -71 kg

Kerrith Brown (born July 11, 1962) is a retired judoka from the United Kingdom who was appointed as President of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) on 20 June 2015.[1][2]

As a judoka, Brown represented his native country at the 1984 Summer Olympics. There he claimed the bronze medal in the men's lightweight division (– 71 kg), alongside Brazil's Luis Onmura. Four years later in Seoul, South Korea he tested positive for use of a controlled substance(furosemide).

On 12 October 2012, Kerrith Brown was elected as the new Chairman of the British Judo Association by the British Judo membership, assuming the role at the BJA Annual General Meeting that took place on Saturday 10 November.[3][4] Under his leadership, the British Judo Association opened its doors for its Centre of Excellence at the University of Wolverhampton in 2013.[5][6][7] Also under his leadership, the British Judo Association's rights to the 2015 European Judo Championships were revoked by the European Judo Union and the event cancelled, eight weeks before it was scheduled to take place in Glasgow.[8][9] The event cancellation was prompted by a disagreement over title sponsorship by mixed martial arts promoter, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), in which the EJU cited the brand as not meeting "EJU values" .[10][11][12] Kerrith Brown then resigned as Chairman of the British Judo Association "due to ideological differences with the leadership of the European Judo Union and the International Judo Federation and to ensure the best interests of British Judo" [11] Brown was elected as president of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation(IMMAF), following election by unanimous board vote in Berlin on 20 June 2015.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quigley, Paul. "Former British Olympic judoka Kerrith Brown appointed as IMMAF president - Fighters Only Magazine". Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  2. ^ Sherdog.com. "RECENT BRITISH JUDO CHAIRMAN KERRITH BROWN APPOINTED AS MMA PRESIDENT". Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Election results announced as Kerrith Brown becomes Chairman of the British Judo Association - British Judo". 12 October 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Gemma Gibbons backs Kerrith Brown as British Judo chairman". 23 October 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2017 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  5. ^ "November 2013 - British Judo's Centre of Excellence opens its doors - University of Wolverhampton". Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Get inside new British Judo centre of excellence". 14 November 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2017 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  7. ^ "British Judo announce new centre of excellence in England". Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  8. ^ "British Judo given just 8 weeks' notice by European Judo Union of cancelled European Judo Championships - British Judo". 14 February 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  9. ^ "EUROPEAN JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS GLASGOW 2015 CANCELLED". Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Glasgow loses European Judo Championships". Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Kerrith Brown Appointed as IMMAF President". 2 July 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  12. ^ "European Champs withdrawn from Glasgow". Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  13. ^ Sherdog.com. "RECENT BRITISH JUDO CHAIRMAN KERRITH BROWN APPOINTED AS MMA PRESIDENT". Retrieved 24 February 2017.

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