Hodgson ‘flying’ in bid for Rio 2016

Gainsborough judoka Jack Hodgson in Germany
Gainsborough judoka Jack Hodgson in Germany

Gainsborough judo star Jack Hodgson is racking up the airmiles in his quest to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The teenager brought home a bronze medal from the German Open last weekend.

And his reward was selection for a top training camp at the end of May, when he will spend two weeks in Mongolia.

Next week Hodgson will fly to Seoul to fight in the World Games.

The former Queen Elizabeth High School student began his life on the judo mat at the age of six.

Now 18, his success has come despite suffering from Ushers Syndrome a rare condition which leads to deafness and blindness.