David Starbrook

David Starbrook
David Starbrook
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Born August 9, 1945

David Colin Starbrook (born August 9, 1945) is a retired British judoka.

He won a silver medal in the 1972 Olympics, and bronze in the 1976 Olympics - both in the half-heavyweight (–93 kg) division.

Starbrook is noted for having started judo at the late age of nineteen. He is the author of the book Judo, Starbrook style.

He currently lives in France where he is a judo instructor and is a credited cliff jumper. His son, Leon, is also a judoka. In November 2007 at the Judo World Cup in Birmingham he was awarded his 9th Dan by Densign White, chairman of the British Judo Association.

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