Jake Bensted


I believe that it was the value I created outside of the sport, and not the success within it, that made it worthwhile to live in this manner; to face the horrific fact that only one of us will win the competition and all the others will lose; that injury or sickness can sabotage four years of work. It was not my success that justified my sacrifices, it was my friends, and I owed it to them to try to live up to my full potential.

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Hero / Most Admired Athlete:

Eliud Kipchoge

Date of birth:

4 March 1994

Sporting Details

Home Club:

Geelong YMCA Judo Club

Olympic / Paralympic History:
  • 2016 Olympian - Men's U73kg Judo
Commonwealth Games History:

2014 and 2022 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist - Men's U73kg Judo

Sporting Highlights:
  • Multiple time international medalist
  • 4 x Australian National Champion
  • 4 x Oceania Continental Champion
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