Kim Polling Judoka

Kim Polling

Kim Polling

  • Country:Netherlands
  • Born:8 February 1991 (28 years)
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Quadruple European Champion Kim Polling was World #1 for 3 years. She won various different Grand Slams. She took gold at the Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi 2019 and the Grand Prix in The Hague in 2017. Polling was World and European Junior Champion in 2010. Polling won bronze at the World Championships in 2013. Polling won the IJF World Masters in 2014, 2015 and 2016. She took gold at the 2016 Grand Prix Tbilisi. She won the Grand Prix in Tunis in 2018. She took silver at the Grand Prix in Zagreb.
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Kim Polling still too much for Van Dijke

25 Oct 2019 19:10

Former World number one Kim Polling of the Netherlands claimed her fourth Grand Slam title with a key win over teammate and world number eight Sanne Van Dijke in the U70kg final in Abu Dhabi. The Three-time World Judo Masters champion overpowered Van Dijke - who had prepared for the Grand Slam by training at the Welsh Judo Association’s national dojo in Cardiff alongside former world number one Natalie Powell (GBR) - with an emphatic o-soto-gari for ippon after two minutes. Read more

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Gemma Howell wins back-to-back Grand Prix

27 Jul 2019 19:35

Budapest Grand Prix winner Gemma Howell (GBR) won her second IJF Grand Prix title in as many weeks as she beat three-time World Judo Masters winner Kim Polling (NED) in the U70kg final. Polling, who starred in the preliminaries with a powerful and focused showing, came undone against the Wolverhampton Judo Club product who hooked in for a waza-ari score as her mother Suzanne celebrated in the stands just as she did in Budapest. Read more

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Marie-Eve Gahie poised to take gold U70kg in Minsk

21 Jun 2019 10:30

France's medal challenge in the women's U70kg competition is headed by Marie-Eve Gahie. However the competition is severe in this weight class. What used to be a European weight class is now a struggle against Japanese dominance at both Olympic and World level. Read more

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European Champion Kim Polling five months out

16 Aug 2018 13:45

Dutch European Champion Kim Polling won’t compete at the World Championships. The four-time European champion is expected to recover at least five months and will be missing the worlds at the end of September. Read more

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Russia and France do not surprise with majority of gold medals in Tel Aviv

29 Apr 2018 18:40

Russia became the winner of the medal table at the European Championship in Tel Aviv. The Russians won four gold medals, France was second with three gold medals, all in the women’s division. Read more

Result City Date
2Osaka23 Nov
1Abu Dhabi25 Oct
2Zagreb26 Jul
1Veneto23 Feb
1Tel Aviv2018

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