USA Judo has announced the “unexpected passing” of national team member Jack Hatton at the age of 24.
The -81kg judoka won two Pan American Open events in 2017 and was hoping to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
Originally from Massachusetts, he reached the second round at the World Championships in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
The cause of his death is still unknown.
By Chineze Ogugua