Robert Van De Walle Judoka

Robert Van De Walle

Robert Van De Walle

  • Country:Belgium
  • Born:20 May 1954 (66 years)
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Belgian judoka Robert Van De Walle was 1980 Olympic Champion in Moscow. He became the first-ever judoka to compete at five Olympics, from 1976 to 1992. He had a great technique and was double Olympic medallist in 1980 and 1988. He won 7 World medals and was European Champion in 1980, 1985 and 1986. He won 17 European medals, still a huge number. After retiring from competition, he and his wife ran a coaching company. He headed the Belgian delegation at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
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Belgian Ilse Heylen oldest ever World Cup winner in judo

12 Mar 2016 20:40

It was almost two years ago since Ilse Heylen won a World Cup event but on Saturday in Casablanca the Belgian veteran added another record of becoming the oldest ever winner of a World Cup in judo history. Almost 39, at 38 years and 357 days she captured the gold in the Morocco U52kg and confirmed she will likely be among the participants of the 2016 Olympic Games. Read more

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Robert Van de Walle: The level is so high nowadays

18 Sep 2015 11:15

Robert VAN DE WALLE (BEL) was among the honoured guests at the Grand Prix of Zagreb. The Moscow 1980 Olympic champion and Seoul 1988 Olympic bronze medallist was inducted into the IJF Hall of Fame in 2013. VAN DE WALLE, who is now an IJF ambassador and has led IJF development projects in Africa, said: “The event has been well organised and has attracted the top level of athletes. Read more

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