|Representing Great Britain|
|1984 Los Angeles||Extra Lightweight|
Neil Eckersley (born 5 April 1964) is a retired judoka from the United Kingdom, who represented his native country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. There he won the bronze medal in the men's extra-lightweight division (– 60 kg), alongside USA's Edward "Ed" Liddie
Bronze Olympic medallist. Olympic British team captain. European medallist. Placed seventh at the world Championships. Winning a bronze medal in the light-weight division (-60 kg) of the 1987 Matsutarō Shoriki cup in Tokyo likely made Eckersley to become the first British male judoka to win a medal during a major international tournament held in Japan. Since December 2014 Eckersley has held the rank of 7th dan awarded by the British Judo Association and International judo Federation. Eckersley holds a Diploma in Sports Coaching from Herriott Watt University in Edinburgh, and in 2005 completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hon.) degree in Sports Studies at St. Martins College, Lancaster, today known as the University of Cumbria.
Eckersley is a judo instructor and from 2014 he has been head of the regional program in Judoregion West in Norway and club coach in Sandnes Judo Club.
Eckersley is a painter and digital artist and member of Art of the Olympians (AOTO).
|This article about a United Kingdom Olympic medallist is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This biographical article related to United Kingdom judo is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|