Ilse Heylen Judoka

Ilse Heylen

Ilse Heylen

  • Country:Belgium
  • Born:21 March 1977 (40 years)
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Ilse Heylen from Belgium is the 2004 Olympic bronze medallist in Athens. In 3 Olympics she reached the top 8. In 2005 she was European Champion. Heylen won 45 World Cup medals, 17 victories and more than 50 international medals, more than any Belgian judoka. She won the African Open in Casablanca in 2016.
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Flemish Judo Federation appoints Olivier Berghmans as TD

23 Dec 2017 13:10

The Flemish Judo federation appointed Olivier Berghmans as technical director. Berghmans was personal trainer of one of the most successful athletes of this century Ilse Heylen and has a wide international experience, vision and management capabilities to function in his new role. Read more

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Ilse Heylen declines IJF invitation to participate in Rio

4 Aug 2016 11:20

Ilse Heylen got an invitation by the IJF to compete at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. However without any preparation she cancelled this invitation and is in fact back to the day she missed the Olympic Games. The wounds are open again after her missed chance for her fourth Olympic Games, but the IJF simply invited Heylen who's first on the list of the continental quota. It's not an IJF demand to replace an injured athlete but a procedure to stick upon the Olympic quota. Read more

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Judo veteran Ilse Heylen: From heaven to hell at Friday the 13th

13 May 2016 22:30

Big differences today between medal winning athletes and those who came to the conclusion that Rio is far away, or so far away that another Olympic dream remains a dream. For Belgian veteran Ilse Heylen Friday the 13th seems to be the abrupt end of her long career. The 39 year old triple Olympian was on her way to her fourth Olympics when her development this year got stuck. Today her last defense lines was broken by the success of Swiss surprise Evelyne Tschopp who passed Heylen by her golden performance. Read more

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Kazan Judo Preview U52kg: Kelmendi and Chitu set the tone

20 Apr 2016 12:05

The weight division for women U52kg has become more competitive. In the past it was a rather boring category, but the Europeans have taken over with Majlinda Kelmendi of Kosovo as strong favourite, but also other athletes developed well. Andreea Chitu of Romania is one of the most experienced in the field and delivered some incredible performances. Chitu will face Laura Gomez or Distria Krasniqi, not the easiest starting match. Kelmendi truly has an easy pool and will walk straight to the semi final without wasting energy. Read more

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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

Result City Date
1Casablanca2016
5Lima2016
2Havana2016
2Port Louis2015
7Tyumen2015

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