Sam Ingram

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Sam Ingram
Personal information
Nationality British
Born (1985-08-21) 21 August 1985 (age 32)
Coventry, United Kingdom
Residence Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Country  Great Britain
Sport Judo
Event(s)  –90 kg

Sam Ingram (born 21 August 1985) is a British Paralympic Judo competitor who represented the United Kingdom at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing and at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London.

Personal history[edit]

Ingram was born in 1985.[1] Originally from Coventry, Ingram and his brother, Joe, were both born with the genetic eye condidion corneal dystrophy, meaning they cannot see in colour and have no central vision. He attended the Alderman Callow school in Coventry before moving to Exhall Grange, a specialist school for visually impaired students. Ingram; the purple house at the school is named after him. After leaving the school he attended University College Falmouth to study broadcasting.[2][3]

Judo career[edit]

Ingram was inspired to take up judo by his brother, who competed in the martial art at university. He represented Great Britain at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, where he won a bronze medal. He also competed at the 2007 IBSA World Championships in Brazil, where he picked up a silver.[4] He won a silver again in 2010,[5] and competed in the European Championships in 2011, winning a gold on that occasion.[5] He won a silver at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.[2]

In the run up to the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio, Ingram competed in the 2015 IBSA European Judo Championships in Portugal. There he secured a bronze medal in his -90kg with a win against Russia's Vladimir Fedin in the third spot decider.[6]


  1. ^ "Sam Ingram". Retrieved 29 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Paralympics 2012: Sam Ingram wins judo silver for Britain". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Carpenter, Steve (14 December 2011). "Judo star Sam aims for gold in London". Coventry Observer. Archived from the original on 25 September 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Coventry and Warwickshire - Blast - Judo star is an inspiration". BBC News. BBC. 16 August 2007. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Sam Ingram wins second GB European judo gold". BBC Sport. BBC. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sam Ingram wins third European judo bronze for GB". BBC sport. 29 November 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2015. 

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