Kim Polling Judoka

Kim Polling

Kim Polling

  • Country:Netherlands
  • Born:8 February 1991 (29 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 four IJF World Masters in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2019. She took gold at the 2016 Grand Prix Tbilisi. She won the Grand Prix in Tunis in 2018.
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Kim Polling captures fourth Masters title

13 Dec 2019 13:10

Dutch woman Kim Polling was at her explosive best as she defeated Abu Dhabi Grand Slam silver medallist Sanne Van Dijke (NED) to win the -70kg final. World number 12 Polling beat world number three Van Dijke by two scores without reply to maintain her rich vein of form at the end of 2019 after gracing three finals in a row on the IJF circuit. Read more

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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

Result City Date
1Qingdao2019
2Osaka2019
1Abu Dhabi2019
2Zagreb2019
1Veneto2019

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