Jack Woolley

taekwondo

Gender

Male

Discipline

Class: 58kg

Personal Best

Olympic Ranking: 7

Date Of Birth

September 23, 1998

Hometown

Tallaght

BIOGRAPHY

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.

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TAEKWONDO NEWS

TEAM IRELAND TAEKWONDO ATHLETES NAMED FOR EUROPEAN GAMES

23 May 2023 The Team Ireland Taekwondo athletes have been named for the European Games in Krakow, Poland next month. Tokyo 2020 Olympian Jack Woolley will compete in the -58kg category, with Leroy Nsilu Dilandu competing in the -74kg event. The two Tallaght athletes have enjoyed podium success in recent months, at GPs around Europe. […]

Jack Woolley, OFI Paris Scholarship Recipient

DESPITE being Irish Taekwondo’s first and only Olympian Jack Woolley always uses the pronoun “we” to describe his remarkable sporting journey. The sole high performance flagbearer for his sport for half a decade deliberately uses the plural to acknowledge the contribution of his parents and coach Robert Taaffe. But now Woolley’s “we” is including the […]

Jack Woolley Inspires 400 Children at the Kids Camps

Over the summer 400 children each week get the Olympic experience as they trial a selection of sports that are on the Olympic programme. The Sport Ireland Campus Kids Camps, in partnership with Allianz Ireland and Team Ireland allows children to dream big, and provides opportunities for them to experience sports that they ordinarily may […]

Paris Scholarship Recipients in Profile

Rhasidat Adeleke (Athletics)Rhasidat (who doesn’t turn 20 until August 2022) is from Tallaght and is already blazing a trail for Irish sprinting. In 2018, aged just15, she became the European Youth (U18) 200m champion in Hungary. In 2019 she won double sprint gold at the European Youth Olympics in Baku. In July 2021 she became […]

ACTION-PACKED MORNING FOR TEAM IRELAND ON DAY ONE OF TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES

Morning report from Team Ireland on Day One of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games It was a jam-packed morning of action for Team Ireland at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, with athletes from rowing, gymnastics, boxing and taekwondo all in action, while the men’s road race is currently still taking place in cycling. BOXING Kurt […]

SECOND Team Ireland Tokyo 2020 Team Announcement – Jack Woolley

Taekwondo Athlete Confirmed as Team Ireland Member for Tokyo Olympic Games Taekwondo athlete Jack Woolley has become the second Team Ireland athlete to be selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer. From Tallaght, Dublin, Woolley is the first athlete to be confirmed on the Irish team for Tokyo since the postponement of last year’s […]

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