Dennis van der Geest Judoka

Dennis van der Geest

Dennis van der Geest

  • Country:Netherlands
  • Born:27 June 1975 (45 years)
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Dennis van der Geest is 2005 World Champion and 2004 Olympic bronze medallist. He won five World Championships medals and two European titles in 2000 and 2002. He became a successful entertainer and DJ after he retired in 2008.

Dennis van der Geest: The Judo Day Of My Life

31 May 2020 09:30

On a blistering day in Cairo in September 2005, Dutch Heavyweight Dennis van der Geest, became Openweight World Champion, beating Tamerlan Tmenov of Russia in the Final. The year before, he had taken Bronze at the Athens Olympics. Read more


Former World Champion Dennis van der Geest happy about return of OpenWeight category

8 Nov 2017 09:05

Five-time world medallist and 2004 Olympic bronze medallist Dennis van der Geest won the 2005 Openweight World Championships. Now a prominent television presenter in the Netherlands and a sought after DJ, the Dutchman is one member of the IJF's roster of announcers. "I was very happy to hear that the Openweight Worlds is coming back," said van der Geest. Read more


Report of the European Championships 2001 in Paris Day 3

20 May 2001 19:50

The final day of competition at the 2001 European Judo Championships took place in front of a disappointing crowd. The French seem to come out in force for the Tournoi de Paris and the chance to watch their heroes take on the very best from Japan, Korea and Cuba, but run-of-the-mill European competition doesn't capture their imagination in quite the same manner. And that despite four reigning Olympic champions fighting yesterday and another today in the form of Husein Ozkan, not to mention their own World champion Larbi Benboudaoud. Read more

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Report of the European Championships 2000 in Wroclaw Day 1

20 May 2000 18:55

At the end of a gruelling contest the buzzer sounded; Karina Bryant wheeled around to the photographers and punched the air; she was European champion again. Bryant's gold topped off an outstanding championship for the women's team who plundered another three silvers to finish second behind the French women. But for the odd contentious referee's decision they could even have swaggered home with four golds. Read more

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