Ben Fletcher

Judo

GENDER: Male

DISCIPLINE: -100kg

PERSONAL BEST: 2021 Olympic Ranking: 15

AGE: 29 (March 13, 1992)

HOMETOWN: Wokingham, Berkshire

BIOGRAPHY 

Ben, who is Megan’s younger brother, is a former world junior bronze medallist. The multiple Grand Slam and Grand Prix winner, whose mother Alma is from Bruff, Co Limerick, has represented Ireland since 2017. He started 2018 by winning gold at the Tunis Grand Prix, the first Irish judoka to ever win an IJF World Tour event. In 2018 he won silver at the Dusseldorf Grand Slam and bronze at the Antalya Grand Prix. In 2019 he had three top three Grand Prix finishes (Tel Aviv, Marrakech and Hohhot) and won bronze at the Grand Slam in Baku. In February 2021 he broke his leg in two places in competition in Israel yet has managed to return in time for his second Olympic Games. He competed for Great Britain in Rio where he finished 17th.

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