Harry Lovett wins bronze at national judo competition

Posted: 30/08/2016 | Education,

Congratulations to Royal Blind School student, Harry Lovett, who has been awarded a bronze medal at a national Judo competition.

Harry at sports day

The Special Olympian made the podium of the British Special Needs Open Championships in Stoke Mandeville Stadium, in Aylesbury, on Saturday.

It comes after Harry took home a third place trophy in the Swiss G-Judo tournament in Uster, Switzerland, in June.

The teenager is also preparing for the Special Olympics National Games in Sheffield next summer. 

Prior to the competition, Harry’s mum, Fiona, commented: “Harry is extremely determined. It’s a miracle that he can even walk or talk, let alone achieve what he has in both judo and swimming.

“Sport is his passion, he loves it. I try to encourage him to take part in competitions like this because it’s very good for his confidence.”

Harry is visually impaired, autistic, dyslexic and has impaired hearing. He suffered a stroke in the womb at 24 weeks.

But today Harry is a passionate sportsman, an active Scout, he was chosen to carry the Queen’s Baton in a relay in 2014 and now he is Renfrewshire Sports Personality of the Year.