Graeme Randall Judoka

Graeme Randall

Graeme Randall

  • Country:Great Britain
  • Born:14 March 1975 (45 years)
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British Graeme Randall was in 1999 the first male World Champion U81kg in Birmingham. The Scottish judoka competed at two Olympic Games and won European bronze in 1999. He won the British Open in 1998 and 2001. Multiple Scottish and British champion. Commonwealth Games winner in 2002.

Report World Championships Birmingham Day 2

8 Oct 1999 22:05

This was the resurrection of British Judo and a day like this may never again be witnessed by a British crowd. Graeme Randall was electric in becoming our first man to win a World title since Neil Adams in 1981, and indeed he was the first male medallist of any sort for 12 long years. British men have never quite set the world alight in Judo, despite the likes of Neil Adams, Brian Jacks, Chris Bowles and Ray Stevens being world class fighters. The sceptical media completely wrote off the men's team's medal prospects, but Udo Quellmalz, Britain's head coach, had spoken of his belief that the men would indeed take at least one medal on home soil. Graeme didn't let him down and raised the roof in a sensational final. Read more

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