Jordan Mouton started competing in judo in 2005 after seeing a demonstration and meeting Paralympic judo coach Willy Cahill at a sports camp at the Colorado School for the Blind. She joined the Diamondback Judo Club in Houston, Texas, and went on to represent the U.S. at the IBSA World Games in Brommit, France. Mouton, the only female on the team, will make her Paralympic debut at the 2008 Games in Beijing. A 2007 graduate of Cypress Falls High School (Houston, Texas), Mouton plans to major in sports psychology at Texas A&M University. Jordan Mouton was on the wrestling team in high school and placed sixth at the Texas State Wrestling Championship in 2007. Her other interests include swimming and fishing. Major Achievements: • 2007: Member of U.S. Para Pan American Judo Team • 2007: Participated in IBSA World Games, Sao Paolo, Brazil • 2006: Participated in IBSA World Games, Brommit, France.
Jordan Mouton her sight at the age of 12, when she developed rod-cone dystrophy. The diagnosis forced to quit her first-loved sport, soccer. Later it led her to enroll at a sports camp for the blind, where she discovered judo, a martial art created in Japan that requires full contact—helpful for an athlete missing her sight. Mouton took to the sport quickly, placing fifth at the International Blind Sports Association Championships in 2007 in the 57-kilogram class. Since then, she’s racked up a number of accomplishments, including representing the U.S. at the 2008 Summer Paralympic Games in Beijing, China.
Radio Shows featuring Jordan Mouton
World Footprints will take you inside the sport of blind judo with a Paralympic hopeful, a past Paralympian and the founder of the Blind Judo Foundation. As a member of the 2012 USA Paralympic Judo Team, Jordan Mouton is on a quest for Olympic Gold in London. Jordan joins us … Read moreUnited States Accessible Sports