Simon Jackson is Great Britain's most successful judo player of all time amassing an incredible 3 Paralympic, 3 World and 16 European gold medals throughout his astonishing 20 year career.

An interview with Simon Jackson

Simon talks about judo as a sport for the visually impaired

Judo lends itself to a visual impairment because it’s tactile. You don’t ‘do’ judo until you’ve got hold of each other, so it’s perfect for somebody like me whose got bad eyes. At the beginning we stand about three or feet apart and it’s quite difficult, but as soon as we get hold of each other, that playing field is dead level – and I can beat everybody.

Simon describes winning his first judo gold at Seoul in 1988 when he was just 16

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