Anna-Maria Gradante Judoka

Anna-Maria Gradante

Anna-Maria Gradante

  • Country:Germany
  • Born:26 December 1976 (43 years)
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Anna-Maria Gradante of Germany was the 2000 Olympic bronze medallist of Sydney. She won World bronze in 1999 and European silver U49kg in 1997. She was just one time German champion in 2004 and won 5 World Cup medals. In 1994 she was vice European Junior Champion.
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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