Benjamin Fletcher Judoka

Benjamin Fletcher

Benjamin Fletcher

  • Country:Ireland
  • Born:13 March 1992 (28 years)
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Irish judoka Benjamin Fletcher won bronze at the World Junior Championships in Cape Town in 2011. He captured silver at the Grand Prix in Tel Aviv in 2019. Fletcher won bronze at the Grand Prix Ulaanbaatar in 2015. Ben won the Grand Prix in Tunis in 2018. Ben took silver at the Grand Slam in Düsseldorf in 2018. He captured bronze at the Grand Prix in Antalya in 2018. He clinched the gold medal at the Grand Prix in Marrakech in 2019. He claimed a bronze medal at the Grand Slam in Baku in 2019.
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Irishman Ben Fletcher fights for family and country

16 Apr 2020 08:25

While he competed under the Union Jack at the Olympic Games in Rio, Ben Fletcher will display the Irish tricolour at the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year. The heavyweight is the first Irish judoka to win a Grand Prix gold medal and a Grand Slam medal and could add "the first Olympic medal in judo for Ireland" to this list. In addition to his reasons for the change, Ben Fletcher spoke with Diana Suess about his relationship with his similarly successful sister Megan Fletcher (U70) and his 2016 Olympic experience. Read more

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How the Corona virus affected the athletes at first place

12 Mar 2020 11:30

The IJF World Tour came to a hold due to Covid-19, the Coronavirus. The boys of Fighting Films spoke to various athletes on Team Superstar, how the measures affected them, including their concerns for the Judo community, future tournaments, and the Olympic Games. Read more

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European top U100kg prepared to battle in Minsk

22 Jun 2019 10:50

Irish judo is stronger than ever. Remarkable the Fletcher family consisting of Megan (women’s U70kg) and Ben fighting in the U100kg division switched to their country 18 months ago and since then had a revival. Starting with Ben Fletcher as one of the names for a European Games medal in Minsk is simply well deserved success. Read more

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World Champion Cho Guham takes gold in Hohhot

26 May 2019 14:25

World champion Cho Guham of Korea won his fourth Grand Prix at the expense of world number nine Ben Fletcher (IRL) who was penalised for the third and final time for passivity. Hard-working Cho illustrated why he’s the owner of the red backpatch in the U100kg category as he won the first meeting between the two after a tactically astute performance where he kept busy and forced in-form Fletcher to pick up his third penalty. Read more

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Dutchman Michael Korrel clinches Grand Slam hat-trick

12 May 2019 18:10

Dutchman Michael Korrel defeated Tbilisi Grand Prix winner Kazbek Zankishiev of Russia to reign in Baku. Tbilisi Grand Prix gold medallist Korrel prevailed after 68 seconds of golden score as he dropped under the Russian for a waza-ari score to decide the fate of the U100kg category. Read more

Result City Date
7Düsseldorf23 Feb
5Zagreb2019
2Hohhot2019
3Baku2019
1Marrakech2019

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