Steven Brown (judoka)
Steven Brown is an Australian judoka who represented Australia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. South Australia's first ever Judo Olympian was defeated by Algeria's Mounir Benamadi in the u/66 kg class. Brown is a former u/66 kg Australian Champion and multiple international medalist.
Brown represented Australia at the World Judo Championships in Paris (2011) and Rio de Janeiro (2013), he was also selected for Tokyo (2010), and Chelyabinsk (2014) but did not compete.
In 2014 Brown represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland - the first South Australian to do so. At the end of this event, Brown announced his retirement from competitive Judo.
He is now the head coach of the South Australian Judo Academy.
He recently won his first professional MMA fight at Diamondback Fighting Championship in October 2016 winning via RNC.
- Steve Brown: Olympic first for judo youngster, By Simon Royal, 21 Jun 2008, ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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