Ann Simons Judoka

Ann Simons

Ann Simons

  • Country:Belgium
  • Born:5 August 1980 (39 years)
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Ann Simons won an Olympic bronze medal in Sydney in 2000. The Belgian lightweight won 3 European Championships bronze medals 1999-2003 and was 1999 European junior Champion. She was 5 times Belgian senior champion. She retired in 2006 due to a knee injury. Studied economy and works in Antwerp.
OS 2000 Ryoko Tamura HAI!

Report of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney Day 1

16 Sep 2000 00:00

The darling of Japanese judo, Ryoko Tamura and her compatriot, Tadahiro Nomura secured a bantamweight double for the home of judo on the first day of the 27th Olympiad in Sydney. The stadium felt like a little Japan as Tamura's fans flooded almost every seat in the arena. She sent them into fits of ecstasy in the -48kgs final as she quickly disposed on her plucky Russian challenger, Lioubov Brouletova, in just 25 seconds with a swift Uchi-mata for Ippon. Nomura then followed her in even more impressive fashion by despatching Bu-Kyung Jung of South Korea in just 10 seconds in the -60kgs final, although Jung later said in the press conference that he felt the throw merited just a Waza-ari. Read more

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