Weight: under 73kg
Dan Grade Level: 2nd Dan
Age Group: Senior
Judo Level: National Team member
Date and Place of Birth: 1983, Accra, Ghana
Coached by: Juergen Klinger
Date arrived at Team Bath: 2004
Club: Team Bath, Army Judo Club
Serving British Army soldier, Emmanuel took up judo in 1992 and since 2004 has been training here at Team Bath.
Emmanuel made history in 2012 when he became the first judo player to represent Ghana at an Olympic Games. He came up against Dex Elmont, a Dutch double World Championship medallist, in the opening round of the under-73kg class and it was the Dutchman who progressed.
In 2005 Emmanuel became the first Ghanaian Judoka to contest the World Championships, held in Cairo. The 2013 World Championships in Rio were his sixth World Champs.
He has produced some impressive performances in the last few years, including a bronze medal at 2013 African Championships in Mozambique and another bronze at the Asian Open World Cup event in Chinese Taipei.
But arguably his best result came when he won bronze at the Pan-American Open in Argentina in March 2013, beating Russia’s London 2012 Olympic champion Mansur Isaev in the battle for bronze.
Selected to represent Ghana at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, 2014
Bronze – Under 73kg, Pan-American Open, Buenos Aries, Argentina, 2013
Selected to represent Ghana at Olympic Games in London, 2012