Kim Akker Judoka

Kim Akker

Kim Akker

  • Country:Netherlands
  • Born:3 December 1996
  • Passed away:7 July 2019 (22 years)
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Dutch judoka Kim Akker won the national title three times in a row since 2015. She won the National cadet title in 2013, three senior titles since 2015 and junior title in 2016. Kim won gold at the senior European Cup in Uster in 2016 and bronze in Saarbrucken. At the European Open in Glasgow she took the gold in 2016, her biggest international victory. She suffered with many knee injuries. She died after an explosion in her apartment in Playa del Carmen in Mexico where she lived for her job.

Shocking death of young triple Dutch judo champion Kim Akker

8 Jul 2019 10:05

Triple Dutch judo champion Kim Akker died at the age of 22. She died at an explosion due to a gas leak at the apartment where she lived in Mexico. The house went up in flames and Akker suffered second and third-degree burns across her body. Akker was taken to hospital and spent some hours in a coma. She died three days later in hospital and Mexican prosecutors have now launched an investigation into the incident. She lived in a resort Playa del Carmen for her job and worked in the travel business. Read more


55 medals in one day at European Open Glasgow

15 Oct 2016 22:55

British judoka had a day to remember at the 2016 Glasgow European Open as they topped the medal table with 10 medals including four golds. The Netherlands finished second with three titles, France and Brazil won two. Read more

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Dutch Championships in Almere without Olympians

1 Oct 2016 20:50

At the Dutch Championships held in Almere for the first time in history, Sam van ‘t Westende won his fourth national title in his sixth consecutive final, and all U73kg. Van ‘t Westende defeated junior Kevin Bakker in the final, who won his first senior national medal but couldn’t get out of the oseikomi of van ‘t Westende. Read more

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Day after: Dutch juniors dominate European Cup Coimbra

14 Mar 2016 12:50

The Dutch Junior won an amazing 10 gold medals and 19 medals in total. Never a country has won so many gold medals at this level. What happened at the European Cup in Coimbra? Read more

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Dutch talents rule at European Cup in Coimbra

13 Mar 2016 10:05

When you think it can’t be better compared to last year, the Dutch team now captures five gold medals in one day, instead of two. The Dutch dominated once again the Junior European Cup in Coimbra. Eight medals, five gold, one silver in a Dutch final and two bronze is the result of a great day in Portugal. With a team of 37 judoka you can expect a few medals, but the odd thing is that some of the winners of last year competed but didn’t finish on the podium this time. Read more

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