Karen Roberts Judoka

Karen Roberts

Karen Roberts

  • Country:Great Britain
  • Born:26 October 1976 (44 years)
  • Popularity
1999 World bronze medallist in Birmingham and won the Junior world title in 1992 in Buenos Aires as youngest ever World Champion. She won two national titles U63kg and won European silver in 2002 in Maribor.

Report World Championships Birmingham Day 2

8 Oct 1999 22:05

This was the resurrection of British Judo and a day like this may never again be witnessed by a British crowd. Graeme Randall was electric in becoming our first man to win a World title since Neil Adams in 1981, and indeed he was the first male medallist of any sort for 12 long years. British men have never quite set the world alight in Judo, despite the likes of Neil Adams, Brian Jacks, Chris Bowles and Ray Stevens being world class fighters. The sceptical media completely wrote off the men's team's medal prospects, but Udo Quellmalz, Britain's head coach, had spoken of his belief that the men would indeed take at least one medal on home soil. Graeme didn't let him down and raised the roof in a sensational final. Read more


Japan and Cuba win 3 gold at the Universiades 1999 in Mallorca

11 Jul 1999 17:25

The sunny, holiday resort of Palma Nova Majorca, seemed an unlikely location for the world's second largest sporting event. Obviously the largest event being the Olympics and the not so obvious second largest being the World Student Games. The biggest shock of this event however is not the size or professionalism but who actually competes in it. Yes, judo players can be students! A lot of the teams competing are likely to be seen in the forthcoming Worlds in Birmingham. Read more

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