Naija News understands that the West Mercia Police said a body was found in The Wrekin, a popular walking spot in the English Midlands, shortly before 5.30am on Monday, July 15.
Craig Fallon Cause Of Death – What Happened?
At the moment, full details about Craig Fallon cause of death are sketchy. However, West Mercia Police have said there are no suspicious circumstances. The British judo champion died at age 36.
A West Mercia Police spokesman told the Shropshire Star: “A body was subsequently found at The Wrekin early on Monday morning.
“No third party is believed to have been involved. The coroner has been informed.”
Who Is Craig Fallon?
Craig Fallon is a former world judo champion. The 36-year-old, who was appointed coach of the Welsh national team four months ago, leaves behind a partner and a son.
The late Fallon claimed the 2006 European Championship and the 2007 World Cup, having won the under 60kg World Championship title in 2005.
Naija News understands that the Ipswich born Judoka is the last Brit to win a world title and only the third British male to achieve the feat. Fallon started coaching in Austria following his retirement and took up his post with Welsh Judo in April. Only the third Briton after Neil Adams in 1981 and Graeme Randall in 1999 to win a world title, Fallon also won Commonwealth gold for England in 2002.
Read Tributes To Craig Fallon
“This is a truly tragic loss for our sport,” said Marius Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation. “On behalf of the IJF, I send my condolences to Craig’s family and friends and offer our support at this terrible and testing time.”
On hearing the news, Fitzroy Davis, a former coach of Craig Fallon, said: “Knowing Craig from the age of 15, I can look back on our time working together with fond memories and fun times.
“At the pinnacle of his career, winning the World Championships in Cairo in 2005, he was one of the true greats of British judo.
“His dedication to the sport he loved will stay with me forever and I will cherish the time we spent together.
“Craig will be a huge loss to the sport, but I hope his achievements and his incredible story will inspire future generations to come.”
The chief executive of Welsh Judo Association, Darren Warner said: “We are deeply saddened by the recent loss of our head of coaching, Craig Fallon.
“Our heartfelt sympathies are with his family during this difficult time.”
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