The athletes selected in Judo include the Ingram and Powell brothers. Sam Ingram won Paralympic bronze in Beijing which spurred on his brother Joe to return to the sport. Meanwhile Dan and Marc Powell are both selected for their first Games, but are no strangers to the Paralympics as their father Terry Powell competed in both Seoul and Atlanta. The squad is completed by Ben Quilter, current European and World Champion in the -60kg category.
Dave Sanders, Team Leader for Judo congratulated his team of selected players today, saying:
“All players have worked tremendously hard to gain selection to London 2012 and have amassed a fantastic haul of medals on the World and European stage during the qualification period. The results at these major events are real indicator of the potential of the team to succeed in London. I am really proud to be involved with such a professional team and thankful to have an excellent Paralympic Performance Coach, Jean-Paul Bell, working so closely with the team on a daily basis, underpinned by a highly effective support team – all of whom play a large part in the overall success of the team.”
ParalympicsGB Chef de Mission Craig Hunter said “I am delighted to welcome these athletes to ParalympicsGB. It is the culmination of hard work and dedication on their part. From ParalympicsGB’s perspective the selection of many of these athletes is also testament to the success of BPA programmes such as our annual simulation preparation camp, our Paralympic Potential days and our Talent Transition Programme over the last four years.”