Craig Fallon Bio: He was a British judoka. Craig Fallon was a former world and European champion. He has died on 15 July 2019 at the age of 36.
Craig Fallon Bio
He was born on 18 December 1982 in England, United Kingdom. Craig died on 5 July 2019 at the age of 36.
Fallon starts his career In September 2005 by winning the -60 kg weight class at the World Judo Championships in Cairo, beating Ludwig Paischer in the final.
He became only the third British male to win a world title, following Neil Adams in 1981 and Graeme Randall in 1999.
in 2006, he went on to become European champion in Tampere, Finland in the -60 kg weight category beating Armen Nazaryan in the final.
He is only the second male British judoka besides Neil Adams to simultaneously hold both a World and European title.
Fallon went on to win The 2007 Men’s World Cup in the -60 kg at the NIA Arena in Birmingham, he was the only Brit to win a medal at the Olympic ranking event.
His first main coach was Bill Kelly. Fallon later competed with his coach Fitzroy Davis.
In 2012, the former Wolverhampton Judo Club ace was inducted into the Wolverhampton Sporting Hall of Fame.
In 2017, Fallon signed a contract as head coach of the Federal Judo Association of Vorarlberg, Austria.
In 2019, Fallon made the move to Welsh Judo Association to become Head of Coaching.
Craig Fallon Death and Cause
He has died on 15 July 2019 at the age of 36.
According to West Mercia Police, a body was found in The Wrekin, a popular walking spot in the English Midlands, shortly before 5.30am on July 15.
No cause of death has been released but it is not currently being treated as suspicious.
British Judo confirm the tragic news that Olympic judoka Craig Fallon has passed away at 36.
In 2003 he became only GB’s 3rd male World judo champion & he competed in 2 Olympics.
“He will be hugely missed by his family & the judo world who has lost a talented athlete & coach.” pic.twitter.com/kVcePtEHnA
— ✌️🏊🏻♂️ 𝗡𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗛𝗼𝗽𝗲 🇬🇧✌️ (@NickHopeTV) July 16, 2019
#TeamEngland is sorry to learn of the passing of judoka Craig Fallon.
Craig won gold for Team England at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Our thoughts are with his family and the Judo community. pic.twitter.com/Xhq9DbeniG
— Team England (@TeamEngland) July 16, 2019