A Conversation With Olympian Josh Katz

Josh Katz Judo Olympian

Josh Katz represented Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in the -60kg category.

He is one of the youngest ever Judoka from Australia to compete at the Olympic Games.

Amongst his other accomplishments, Josh is 4 time Senior Oceania Champion, 3 time Senior Australian National Champion and medalist at numerous World and European Cup events, including Gold in the Oceania Open.

During our conversation, we discuss his interesting journey to the 2016 Olympic Games, juggling school and qualification events, what it’s like to be an athlete in 2021, how the Olympic qualification process is different this time around and what his plans for the future in the sport are.

*Since the time of recording Josh Katz won a Bronze medal at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.*


Written by David Groom

David is a 4th Dan Black Belt who has 25 years experience in learning and teaching Judo. As a former Great Britain representative, David has trained and competed in over 40 different countries.

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