Ingram to compete at British Championships
Sam Ingram, a London 2012 silver medallist, will compete against fully sighted judokas this weekend at the British Championships.
18 Jan 2013
“I always enjoy the challenge of fighting fully sighted judoka and I can’t wait to get back on the mat in front of a home crowd.”
Paralympic silver-medal winning judoka Sam Ingram will return to action on the mat when he faces fully sighted competitors on Sunday (20 January) at the 2013 British Championships at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.
Ingram, who has aspirations to compete at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, will take on the country’s leading judokas in the -90kg category alongside his training partner and five-time World Cup medallist Matthew Purssey.
"I'm really looking forward to fighting in the British Championships once again,” Ingram told British Judo. “I always enjoy the challenge of fighting fully sighted judoka and I can’t wait to get back on the mat in front of a home crowd.”
At London 2012, Ingram won silver, only losing to Cuba’s Jorge Hierrezuelo Marcillis in the final round, bettering his bronze-medal performance from Beijing 2008. He was also the 2011 European champion.