Jack Woolley

IRISH TAEKWONDO

TOKYO OLYMPIAN, 4 TIME EUROPEAN MEDALIST, GRAND PRIX MEDALIST
Jack Woolley is a Dublin based Taekwondo Athlete living in Tallaght. Jack has had a blistering taekwondo career taking the world by storm from a teen age winning major accolades throughout the world winning his first Senior ranking event medal at the US Open while only 16 years of age and placing 5th in the Senior Taekwondo World Championships when still a Junior.

Jack who trains in Tallaght at South Dublin Taekwondo Club is one of the world’s most prolific and decorated taekwondo athletes, with a unique fighting style and aggression which has made him World renowned and revered in taekwondo circles.

In 2016, Jack narrowly missed out on Olympic qualification by one place, winning a bronze meal at the European Olympic qualification event at the age of 17, needing a silver to qualify for Rio. With that Jack set his sights on an automatic qualification for Tokyo which he duly achieved in dramatic fashion at the end of 2019.

In 2017 Jack became Irelands first ever world ranked number 1 taekwondo athlete when he topped the rankings of the – 54kg weight category, before moving up to his current -58kg weight category.

Jack has a staggering collection of world ranking event medals one of only a handful of people in the world with over 60 International ranking medals, from all continents of the world including Golds in USA, Mexico, Australia, Morocco, Russia, Turkey and many other countries.

Jack has been featured in popular TV documentaries ‘Road to Rio’ and ‘Horizon Tokyo’ where his sporting ethic and manner has been applauded by sporting pundits and sports lae people alike.

JACK WOOLLEY

HORIZON TOKYO

Horizon Tokyo follows 9 athletes on and off the track for 3 years through ecstatic highs and crushing lows as they try to qualify for the Olympic games in Tokyo. With the postponement of the games and athletes coping whatever way they can with the pandemic, this is an inside look at the most turbulent Olympic cycle in modern history.

Get to know the men and women behind the green singlet who will be representing Ireland at the biggest show on earth. The Tokyo Olympics has been a case study in uncertainty. Postponed for the first time ever, and at times it looked unlikely to happen at all.

JACK WOOLLEY

IN THE MEDIA

Jack Woolley looking to make a lasting impression during his one-day stay at the Tokyo Olympics
An Olympics can come at you fast. A lifetime of ambition and effort, four (or, in this case, five) years spent spinning through a Games cycle, and it can all slip seamlessly into the past tense in the time it takes to boil a kettle. Rio in 2016 was just the latest proof of this fleeting life. Ciara Everard’s moment lasted just under two minutes and eight seconds, the Kilkenny woman’s effort in the 800m hampered by a foot injury that had hamstrung her preparations. Brendan Irvine will be hoping his 2020 experience lasts longer than his debut five years ago.
JACK WOOLLEY

IN THE MEDIA

‘I’m going there to win’ – Jack Woolley makes history as first Irish taekwondo representative at Olympics
For the first time in Olympics history Ireland will have a representative in taekwondo following the official selection of 22-year-old Jobstown, Dublin native Jack Woolley. He is only the second Irish athlete after canoe slalom racer Liam Jegou to be formally named for the Tokyo Games this summer though Team Ireland has achieved 54 quota places across all sports. Woolley will compete in the men’s 58kg category. He narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Rio Games in 2016.
JACK WOOLLEY

IN THE MEDIA

Jack Woolley // USA Open 2020

JACK WOOLLEY

IN THE MEDIA

Jack Woolley // Final – Open México 2021

JACK WOOLLEY

IN THE MEDIA

Jack Woolley // Roma 2019 WT Grand Prix

Jack Woolley // Semi Final – Open México 2021

Jack Woolley // 2019 WTC Manchester

Jack Woolley // Taekwondo Highlights

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