Alexei Budolin Judoka

Alexei Budolin

Alexei Budolin

  • Country:Estonia
  • Born:5 April 1976 (43 years)
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Alexei Budolin is 2000 Olympic bronze medallist and double World medallist, finallist in 2001. He won the European title in 2001 in Paris. Was 1995 and 1996 European junior Champion. Brother of Dimitri Budolin. For years he was head coach of Estonia and since 2017 he is coach for Switzerland.
Severine Vandenhende (2)

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


Report of the European Championships 2001 in Paris Day 2

18 May 2000 19:35

The second day of the European Championships featured four reigning Olympic Champions and a partisan French crowd that did its utmost to sway the referees at every possible turn. But at the end of the day, it was another Belgian who stole the show as Gella Vandecaveye equalled the feats of her compatriot the previous day. Vandecaveye claimed her seventh European title, her sixth in a row, matching the record of Ulla Werbrouck, although she still has a few more championships to contest before she reaches 13 medals. Read more