Meet The Team – Ben Fletcher

Ben Fletcher will be making his World Championships debut in Astana and comes in having just won his first ever Grand Prix medal in Ulaanbaatar in July. The Team Bath judoka has medalled at the Junior World Championships and will hoping that a strong run will help in the road to Rio Olympic qualification next year.

Category: -100kg

Current WRL: 33rd (466 points)

Current OGQP: 30th (268 points)

Fighting on: Saturday 29th August

Career Highlights: Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix Bronze (2015), Tunis African Open Gold (2015), Montevideo Panamerican Open (2013)

2015 Highlights: Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix Bronze, Tunis African Open Gold, London Senior European Cup Bronze

2014 World Judo Championships Medallists:

GOLD: Lukáš Krpálek (CZE) SILVER: José Armenteros (CUB) BRONZE: Ivan Remarenco (UAE) Karl Richard Frey (GER)

“It’s my first World Championships so I’m really looking forward to actually competing at a World Championships for a first time. I’ve been to other big events, I’ve been to the Junior World Championships, the European Championships, the European Games but I think hopefully it’ll be completely different and it’ll be a really good experience so I’m really excited.

“It’s a very open sort of team as well and I could go to anybody and ask them for of advice if I ever need to, not sure I’d need to, but if I do I’m sure nobody would have a problem with it.”

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