Jack Hodgson

Jack Hodgson

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Gainsborough

  • Date of Birth

    29/09/1996

  • Classification

    VI

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Bio

Junior World Champion Jack Hodgson made his Paralympic debut at Rio 2016.

Growing up on an RAF camp, judo and ballet were the two sports club on offer to Jack. After a few weeks it became apparent that judo was the sport for him, and he’s never looked back.

Jack joined the British Judo Centre of Excellence in September 2015 where he lived and trained onsite with judoka from both the Olympic and the Paralympic programme, and studied at the University of Wolverhampton. 

Jack had a very successful first year on the programme, winning medals in each of the major events that he fought in. Away from Paralympic competition, career highlights include the silver medal that he won at the 2015 World Games in Korea.

At Rio 2016, Jack competed in the +100kg category, narrowly missing out on a bronze medal match when he lost in the final repechage.

Sport runs in the family, as Jack’s brother is also a member of the Grimsby Judo club and competes at national standard. 

Major Results

2015 World Games, Seoul, South Korea

  • Silver

2015 Junior World Championships, Eger, Hungary

  • Gold

2015 European Championships, Lisbon, Portugal

  • Bronze

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