Valentin Houinato Judoka
Valentin Houinato
Valentin Houinato
Country: Benin | Born: 15 October 1996 (27 years)
Valentin Houinato is on the brink of competing in the Paris Olympic Games, representing Benin, the country of his father, while living in France. Competing in the -81kg category, Valentin earned bronze medals at the 2023 African Opens in Niamey and Dakar, and the 2024 African Open in Tunis. He finished fifth at the 2023 African Championships in Casablanca. Valentin's technical prowess includes uchi-mata, o-uchi-gari, and ura-nage. Academically, he holds a Bachelor's in Information and Communication and works as a radio reporter. Coached by Stéphane Trompille and Dimitri Dragin.
Judo results
Date Result Judo event Type Cat.   
11 Feb 2024 3 African Open Tunis WCup U81
19 Nov 2023 3 African Open Yaounde WCup U81
12 Nov 2023 3 African Open Dakar WCup U81
8 Sep 2023 5 African Championships Casablanca AfC U81
25 Jun 2023 3 African Open Niamey WCup U81
18 Jun 2023 5 African Open Abidjan WCup U81
27 May 2022 5 African Championships Oran AfC U81
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