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Jake Bensted

Jake Bensted (judo) won bronze in the under 73kg (lightweight) judo division at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and will make his second Commonwealth Games appearance at the Birmingham 2022 Games when the sport returns to the program. First introduced to judo by his uncle when he was six, training at the Geelong YMCA Judo Club., Jake made his international debut as a junior in 2008 at the Kindai Cup in Japan. Since then, he has travelled around the world as part of Judo Australia’s National Talent Identification and Development (NTID) squad. Jake has claimed numerous Australian and Oceania titles since 2012 despite undergoing a shoulder reconstruction in 2018 which saw him take two years out of the sport. Bensted competed at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, losing in the third round to the eventual silver medallist Rustam Orujov (Azerbaijan). The Geelong-based athlete trains under Beijing 2008 Olympian Dennis Iverson and is undertaking an engineering degree through the University of South Australia.

Sport / Discipline

Judo

Birth Place

Geelong

Birth state

VIC

Date of Birth

04/03/1994

Age

28

Glasgow, 2014

Results History

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