Valerie Hernandez Judoka
Valerie Hernandez
Valerie Hernandez
Country: United States | Born: 5 November 1973 (49 years)
Valerie Hernandez is formerly known as Valerie Lafon and Valerie Gotay. She is double Olympian in 1992 and 1996. She was trained by her father, Gerald Lafon, who now runs Judo America San Diego. By age fifteen she had won her first Senior national title and in 1992, at 18 years old, she made my first Olympic team. She majored in psychology. In 2004, twelve years later, shemade a comeback and in 2008, and made her second Olympic team. She is married to Olympic bronze medallist Israel Hernandez.
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