Judo – #ScotsOnParaGB
In the lead-up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Scottish Disability Sport is delighted to provide an overview of the sports that Scots are competing in as part of ParalympicsGB. In the first of the series of sports, we highlight the sport of judo and Sam Ingram.
Disability judo is an exciting, dynamic, combative and challenging sport that offers a wide range of opportunities for people with a disability to get involved. In the Paralympic Games, the only eligible players are those with a visual impairment but all participants with a disability will have fun, learn new skills and become fitter when participating in judo.
The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will see the successful bronze medallist from London 2012, Sam Ingram, take part.
- Won bronze at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics and silver at 2012 London Paralympics in the <90kg category;
- In 2015 Sam won a bronze medal at the IBSA European Judo Championships in Portugal;
- Sam’s aim for Rio 2016 is to medal in his third successive Games.
For more information on Sam Ingram, click here to view Road to Rio: Sam’s Video Diary http://www.judoscotland.com/news/road-to-rio-sams-video-diary.
For a schedule of Rio Paralympic Games events please follow this link:
Scottish Disability Sport has produced a factsheet on judo for people with a disability which can be downloaded here. The fact sheet provides details of JudoScotland where you can find you out about your nearest judo club or session.
And a video showing judo for participants with a disability can be viewed here:
Please return tomorrow for all the information relating to the Paralympic Sport of wheelchair tennis showcasing the current Wimbledon wheelchair tennis champion Gordon Reid and coach Karen Ross.