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South African judo is getting more popular. Judoka Gideon Van Zyl won three African titles. Zack Piontek and Siyabulela Mabulu represented South African at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Zack Piontek, Gideon van Zyl, Henriette Möller and Patrick Trezise were all famous South African judoka. In 2011 the World Junior Championships were organised in Cape Town by the South African Judo Federation. In 2016 the Commonwealth Championships were held in Port Elizabeth. Watch the Judo for the World video about South Africa. In 2022 a specifically designed programme called ‘Connected by Judo,’ developed in partnership with the UNHCR.
Judo legends
Judoka
 
Gideon Van Zyl 3 2 2
Henriette Möller 1 3 3
Geronay Whitebooi 2 1 2
Sally Buckton 1 1 2
Unelle Snyman 0 2 2
Last 365 days of judo
Judoka
 
Charne Griesel 1 0 0
Timothy Meuwsen 1 0 0
Thomas-Laszlo Breytenbach 0 2 0
Donne Breytenbach 0 0 2
Skye Knoester 0 0 1
Last results
Judo event Type Place Date
1 African Championships Cape Town AfC Cape Town 25 Apr 2019
2 Commonwealth Championships Port Elizabeth CWC Port Elizabeth 28 Apr 2016
3 Commonwealth U21 Championships Port Elizabeth CWJC Port Elizabeth 27 Apr 2016
4 Commonwealth U18 Championships Port Elizabeth ITCad Port Elizabeth 26 Apr 2016
5 South African University Championships Pretoria NUC Pretoria 26 Mar 2015
1.
Judo event African Championships Cape Town
Type AfC
Place Cape Town
Date 25 Apr 2019
2.
Judo event Commonwealth Championships Port Elizabeth
Type CWC
Place Port Elizabeth
Date 28 Apr 2016
3.
Judo event Commonwealth U21 Championships Port Elizabeth
Type CWJC
Place Port Elizabeth
Date 27 Apr 2016
4.
Judo event Commonwealth U18 Championships Port Elizabeth
Type ITCad
Place Port Elizabeth
Date 26 Apr 2016
5.
Judo event South African University Championships Pretoria
Type NUC
Place Pretoria
Date 26 Mar 2015
Birthdays
Name Birthdate Age
1 Ludwig Cross 6 Feb 1998 25 years
2 Christiaan Giliomee 9 Feb 2000 23 years
3 Jessica Botha 9 Feb 1998 25 years
4 Jeandre Brand 12 Feb 1999 24 years
5 Lize Pretorius 16 Feb 1996 27 years
1.
Name Ludwig Cross
Birthdate 6 Feb 1998
Age 25
2.
Name Christiaan Giliomee
Birthdate 9 Feb 2000
Age 23
3.
Name Jessica Botha
Birthdate 9 Feb 1998
Age 25
4.
Name Jeandre Brand
Birthdate 12 Feb 1999
Age 24
5.
Name Lize Pretorius
Birthdate 16 Feb 1996
Age 27
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