Anthony Clarke (judoka)

Anthony Clarke (Judoka)

Anthony Clarke (judoka)

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Anthony Clarke (born 1961) OAM, ASM is a world class judoka who has been ranked in the top 10 worldwide, in the top 3 in Australia and as the top player in South Australia.

Blind since 17 he became a Paralympic Judo gold medallist in 1996, was world blind judo champion (in 1990 and 1998), and was an official torch bearer at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 1997.

He has represented Australia at five Summer Paralympics, from 1992 to 2008, and wrote an autobiographical motivational book titled Achieving the Impossible.

Achievements

  • 1990 World Blind Judo Champion - 78 kg class
  • 1996 Paralympic Gold Medal - 95 kg class
  • 1997 Order of Australia Medal
  • 1998 World blind Judo Champion - 90 kg class
  • 1999 Awarded the Judo Federation of Australia's "Outstanding South Australian Judo Player of the Decade"
  • Paralympic and dual world vision impaired champion


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References



External links

  • - Anthony Clarke's homepage
  • - speaker profile at e-bility.com



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