judo Sam sets sights on the 2020 Olympics

16 yrs old Sam Hall, who Carried the olympic torch, needs to find Funding for Judo.
16 yrs old Sam Hall, who Carried the olympic torch, needs to find Funding for Judo.
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Sheffield judo star Sam Hall used to share a pool with Team GB diving star Tom Daley - and hopes to be reunited with his old pal at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Hall was in the Great Britain platform diving squad -alongside Daley - as a youngster before concentrating on judo.

And Hall, who will this weekend compete in the English Open at iceSheffield, said: “I used to compete at the same age class as Tom, but then I discovered judo and had the chance to excel at this. “Maybe I will meet Tom again at the Olympics in a few years time!”

The weekend also sees more than 500 schoolchildren compete in the British Schools Championships, also at iceSheffield.

Doors open at 7am on both days, and tickets are available on the day. For more information, visit www.britishjudo.org.uk or www.icesheffield.com.