Gella Vandecaveye Judoka

Gella Vandecaveye

Gella Vandecaveye

  • Country:Belgium
  • Born:5 June 1973 (46 years)
  • Popularity
Gella Vandecaveye is 1996 and 2000 Olympic medallist and 1993 and 2001 World Champ. She won 7 European titles (1994-2011) and 11 medals. Always supported by Eddy Vinckier, coached by JM Dedecker. She travelled the world and met with Vladimir Putin and Daila Lama. IJF Hall of Famer since 2015.
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Gella Vandecaveye explores climate warming in Alaska

20 Sep 2017 17:35

Former judoka Gella Vandecaveye will return from her expedition to Alaska. The double Olympic medallist is in Alaska to explore climate warming with a number of CEOs of companies. The team researches the development of climate warming, a concern that Vandecaveye address with the 'Alaska Global Warming Project'. Read more

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Judo Olympian Gella Vandecaveye accompanies Belgian Royals to mission in Japan

3 Oct 2016 09:50

Judo and politics seemed to go hand in hand, ask Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin. Although he is more politician than judoka, vice versa judoka are leading characters. Quite a few judoka turned into politicians. Ryoko Tani, Zurab Zviadauri, Jean-Marie Dedecker and in the past even US president Theodor Roosevelt. Judoka are also asked as advisor such as Thierry Rey, sports advisor of Francois Hollande in France. In France judoka are into the government a lot. Who knows, Kayla Harrison or Majlinda Kelmendi have a role into politics and make some true changes in the world. Read more

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Nine new Hall of Famers added by IJF

22 Aug 2015 21:25

Nine new Hall of Famers were added by the International Judo Federation at the occasion of a gala in advance of the World Championships in Astana. The IJF started the Hall of Fame in 2013 and continues this tradition to honour the best athletes in the history of judo. Read more

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Judoka Gella Vandecaveye promotes injury prevention in football

22 Jul 2015 10:50

Double Olympic medallist Gella Vandecaveye is one of those judoka who gives judo training to football players. This morning the Belgian team of RSC Anderlecht was given a judo training. Focus was ukemi, but as well stabilization practices, coordination and mainly injury prevention. Read more

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Throwback 19 Sep 2000 Severine Vandenhende shows France the way

19 Sep 2000 18:55

At the Olympic Games of 2000 France had to wait a long time for a gold, but at 19 September 2000 Severine Vandenhende finally gave France its first Olympic title in Sydney. Fifteen years later Vandenhende helps the younger judoka to success. JudoInside witnessed the Olympic Games in Sydney with each day new miracles at perhaps the best ever Games. We throwback to 19 September 2000, drawn up by Barnaby Chesterman on behalf of The World of Judo Magazine. Read more

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1Charleroi2004
7Osaka2003
2Düsseldorf2003
1Charleroi2003
1Paris2003

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