Jack was pipped, in the final qualifier, for a place in the Rio Olympics when he was just 17 and still in school. He will make history in Tokyo as Ireland’s first Olympian in Taekwondo. In 2019 he won silver at the European Championships and US Open, gold at the Australian and Turkish Opens and was ninth in the World Championships. He qualified for Tokyo particularly early by ranking inside the world’s top six. In 2020 he won the US and Sofia Opens and was fifth in the World Grand Prix final. In 2021 he was fifth at Europeans and 5th at the Sofia Open.