Mária Pékli Judoka

Mária Pékli

Mária Pékli

  • Country:Australia
  • Born:12 June 1972 (47 years)
  • Popularity
Maria Pekli was Born in Budapest, but in1996 she moved to Australia she got in conflict with the Hungarian Association which cost her 3 years competition. Lives in Melbourne and won a 2000 Olympic bronze medal. Five times Olympic participant. IJF Hall of Famer since 2015.
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Mária Pékli; Three Years Back, a Life Forward

9 Sep 2018 10:35

At 24 years old, former Hungarian athlete Maria Pekli didn’t hesitate to sacrifice three years of her youth to follow her own path. Two decades later, she still stands by her decision. Read more

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Switching judokas increase in the road to Tokyo2020

20 Feb 2018 16:40

Switching nations seems are still a trend, as judo is overwhelmed with judoka who switch nation, either to get a chance, either to get better financial circumstances. Although switches all from all times, but this Olympic cycle it's a method. With the latest three Mongolian athletes a new wave of many has started with the Tokyo 2020 Games ahead more will follow Read more

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Maria Pekli appointed technical director of Australian Judo Federation

16 Mar 2017 12:30

The Judo Federation of Australia appointed five-time Olympian Maria Pekli into a full time Technical Director role. Pekli, who won Bronze at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, was acknowledged for her world-class performances when she was inducted into the International Judo Federation’s Hall of Fame in 2015. Read more

Hall of Fame

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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Throwback Sydney Olympics 18 September with European joy

18 Sep 2000 21:05

At 18 September 2000 in Sydney two European nations celebrated a gold medal for their legends. At the third day of the Olympic Games Isabel Fernandez of Spain and Giuseppe Maddaloni of Italy changed their lives with Olympic gold. Nowadays they are still valuable for our sport. JudoInside witnessed those games closeby. We throwback 15 years ago to 18 September 2000, drawn up by Barnaby Chesterman on behalf of The World of Judo Magazine. Read more

Result City Date
5Beijing2008
1Christchurch2008
2Duluth2007
1Perth2007
1Melbourne2007

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