Maria Suelen Altheman Judoka

Maria Suelen Altheman

Maria Suelen Altheman

  • Country:Brazil
  • Born:12 August 1988 (31 years)
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Brazilian Maria Suelen Altheman reached the final of the World Championships twice in 2013 and 2014. She won the Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi in 2016 and she won the Grand Slam of Ekaterinburg in 2019. She took gold at the Grand Prix in Düsseldorf and silver in Tbilisi. Altheman won World silver with Brazil in 2013 and won World Military Championships silver. She won bronze at the Grand Slam in Tokyo and IJF Masters in 2017 and 2018. Altheman took a silver medal at the GS in Ekaterinburg and Brasilia
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Beatriz Souza wins all-Brazilian final to reset race for Tokyo 2020

9 Oct 2019 08:50

Two Brazilians heavyweights in the final of the Grand Slam in Brasilia. The World number eight Beatriz Souza beat world silver medallist Maria Suelen Altheman (BRA) for the first time on the IJF stage to claim her first Grand Slam gold medal. The 21-year-old defeated world number three Altheman, 31, after throwing for a waza-ari score and pinning down her teammate with a kesa-gatame. Read more

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Akira Sone make statement for the games with world title

31 Aug 2019 17:05

Japanese prodigy Akira Sone became the youngest women’s heavyweight world champion of all time as she won the +78kg crown with a narrow victory over the legendary Idalys Ortiz (CUB). Sone, 19, who was the 2015 Cadet world champion and 2017 Junior world champion, completed her Worlds set by beating her rival Ortiz for the second time with their head-to-series even at 1-1 before the final. Read more

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New Grand Slam added in Brasilia 6-8 October

2 Apr 2019 17:30

Brazil is back on the route of international judo events. Three years after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Brazilian judokas will once again feel the taste of competing at home with a Grand Slam in the city of Brasilia held from 6-8 October this year. Read more

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Brazil’s Maria Altheman earns fifth Grand Slam title

17 Mar 2019 15:45

Brazil’s Maria Suelen Altheman won her fifth Grand Slam gold medal with a determined display in the women’s heavyweight category. Two-time world silver medallist Altheman saw off The Hague Grand Prix bronze medallist Anne Fatoumata M Bairo (FRA) in golden score with an o-uchi-gari in an entertaining final. Read more

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Legendary heavyweight Idalys Ortiz rules for Cuba

24 Feb 2019 19:25

Cuba’s all-time great Idalys Ortiz (CUB) defeated double world champion Asahina Sarah (JPN) in a close final in the women’s +78kg category. Ortiz, who is closing in on a medal tilt at her fourth consecutive Olympics, outworked her Japanese rival who was penalised for passivity in the closing seconds to hand Grand Slam gold to the three-time Olympic medallist and two-time world champion. Read more

Result City Date
3Abu Dhabi26 Oct
2Brasilia8 Oct
121 Sep
3Tokyo1 Sep
5Tokyo31 Aug

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