Joachim Bottieau Judoka

Joachim Bottieau

Joachim Bottieau

  • Country:Belgium
  • Born:20 March 1989 (28 years)
  • Popularity
Belgian judoka Joachim Bottieau won the Grand Prix in Dusseldorf in 2015 and 2016, first against Tchrikishvili, in 2016 against Maresch. Before these successes he won European bronze in 2012 and 2013 U81kg. He won World Cups in Sao Paolo and Bucharest. From a true judo family in Belgium.
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Bernadette Graf celebrates comeback with gold U78kg

4 Jun 2017 17:25

The two favourite Romanian athletes for the European Open in Bucharest met the expectations taking two gold medals. Other interesting topics were the return of Austrian Bernadett Graf who started in the U70kg category and was immediately successful with gold and a victory against European Champion Audrey Tcheumeo. Most likely she is still the best option U70kg. Read more

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Rio2016 Olympic Judo Preview men U81kg

8 Aug 2016 23:55

For many people Avtandili Tchrikishvili is the undisputed favourite for the Olympic title. However, for others, Takanori Nagase is the man to beat. If you’re from Pan America, maybe Stevens or Valois-Fortier is your pick. Athletes from all over the world can win in Rio. The U81kg category will take place on 9 August and will definitely be fantastic. It’s the category with the most participants amongst the events. Here only the top men will battle, like the World Championships in Astana, with Nagase winning over 76 other men. Read more

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Four Belgian men and Van Snick nominated for Olympic judo team

7 Jun 2016 16:25

No surprises in the Belgian Olympic team travelling with five judokas to Rio de Janeiro. The only surprise is that it consists of four men and one woman. Charline Van Snick however was the only one who won an Olympic medal over the last 12 years, she won bronze in London U48kg. Charline Van Snick, Jasper Lefevere, Dirk Van Tichelt, Joachim Bottieau and Toma Nikiforov form the final team which qualified for the Games which will start in 60 days from now. Read more

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Travis Stevens laughs himself to the gold in Guadalajara

29 May 2016 01:35

World Ranking #14 Travis Stevens had a great tournament in Guadalajara. Stevens was on fire and might even make it to a seeded position in Rio after he caught Joachim Bottieau in the final U81kg. Bottieau got three penalties rather quickly in the match and couldn’t bring up his usual technique which delivered him two gold medals at the Grand Prix in Düsseldorf last two years. Read more

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Kazan Judo Preview U81kg: King Avtandili Tchrikishvili smells gold

22 Apr 2016 11:00

Perhaps the most competitive weight category at the European Championships in Kazan will be the men’s U81kg division. With king Avtandili Tchrikishvili we name the biggest favourite of them all. Avto won’t get it for free this time. Tchrikishvili will meet with Alexander Wieczerzak in the quarter final if everyone does what is expected, but in this category, nothing will be expected. Perhaps only King Avto fourth title. A challenge for Wieczerzak. Read more

Result City Date
5Sofia4 Feb
2Herstal2017
1Leuze-en-Hainaut2017
5Zagreb2017
1Bucharest2017

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