Simon Jackson Judo Paralympics
 
Judo in Oldham
 
Date of Birth: 28th May 1972
Sports: - Judo & Cycling
Classification: - V.I B2
Career Highlight:  Still being the only man in Great Britain to have won a Judo Paralympic/Olympic Gold Medal EVER!
  About Simon
 
Simon manages to get out and about from his day job as a learning mentor to appear on our TV screens, speak on our Local and National Radio stations and even flying off to Europe to share his experiences at the European Parliament.

Simon also receives invites to appear on local, national and international chat shows, school/college/university debates and discussions, even be a part of huge events such as the London 2012 Paralympics.

Simon is a great asset to any type of programme. He researches the topics that may arise, adapts his approach to subjects that come up and also gives great insight to questions asked by either TV, Radio presenters or the general public.
With Simon’s humour and excellent knowledge, he can bring any sort of programme to life!

 
Interests: Water Sports, Judo & Gym Training, Modern Country Music, Listening to Bon Jovi and Audio books
Perfect evening out: Going for a curry and washing it down with a bottle of red wine with my wife
Favourite way to relax: Playing my piano.
Hero: Pete Sampras
Biggest high: Winning the final of the '92 Barcelona Paralympics in just five seconds and proving everyone wrong that winning Gold in the Seoul Games was no fluke!
Biggest low: Losing the semi-final in Sydney, my first defeat in 159 fights.
Most embarrassing disability moment: Every time I go out with my brother he always thinks it's funny to send me into the women's toilets.
Best blag: Getting air stewardesses to help me put my seat belt on.
What would you be if you weren't an athlete? Centre-forward for Liverpool