Sarah Menezes Judoka

Sarah Menezes

Sarah Menezes

  • Country:Brazil
  • Born:26 March 1990 (27 years)
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Sarah Menezes became Olympic Champion in 2012 in London U48kg. She won the Junior world title in 2008 in Bangkok and 2009 in Paris. She won bronze at the World Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Menezes won 11 World Cup events starting in 2008. 3 time winner of the Grand Slam of Russia. In 2016 she won the Grand Prix of Havana. She won a silver medal at the Grand Prix in Cancun in 2017.
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Majlinda Kelmendi facing the pressure of regaining the title: World preview U52kg

29 Aug 2017 00:00

Since winning her first World title in 2013, Majlinda Kelmendi has been defeated only once in an individual tournament. That loss was to Erika Miranda of Brazil in the 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, just two months after Kelmendi's return to competition after a very long injury layoff. The unfortunate draw brought the Olympic medallists together in one pool. Read more

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Mexico celebrates Grand Prix gold for Luz Olvera

17 Jun 2017 02:30

Pan American Championships silver medallist Luz Olvera of Mexico was the hero for Mexico as she won her country’s first IJF Grand Prix gold medal. The world number 38 from Mexico defeated the world number 35 from Brazil, Sarah Menezes, to secure Mexico’s best ever result in judo as the home judoka was lifted by the fervent home support to deliver a thrilling performance which was full of heart. Read more

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The Olympic effect on most popular judoka on instagram

19 Aug 2016 10:10

The Olympic Games always have a huge effect on the social media of the athletes. Most accounts are increasing but some are really exploding where there’s obviously a connection between the results. Paula Pareto had a more than average account with 16,000 followers, but exploded after her Olympic title to 109,000 followers. Teddy Riner was the biggest active judoka on twitter with over 120,000 followers but now gained another 25,000. Almost 80 percent of all Olympic medallist have an instagram account. Read more

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Rio2016 Olympic Judo Preview women U48kg

5 Aug 2016 13:05

The opening day of the Olympic Games on 6 August could be the amazing start for the women of Brazil. Sarah Menezes could set Brazil on fire with a renewal of her Olympic title. The Brazilian team consists of the same women as 2012, a unique selection. The tiny Menezes is under huge pressure with the task to fire up the Olympic flame in the Brazilian team. However, the South American rivalry lives, as the World champion is not from Brazil but from Argentina. Read more

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Brazil announces super team for Olympic Games

2 Jun 2016 11:10

The Brazilian Judo Federation has unveiled the team for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Most of the team was known, but some decisions had to be taken in regard to the categories for men U60kg, U100kg and +100kg. In the men’s lightweights Felipe Kitadai was chosen over Eric Takabatake. Read more

Result City Date
2Cancun16 Jun
5Baku10 Mar
7Paris11 Feb
9Sofia4 Feb
7Rio de Janeiro2016

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