Deborah Gravenstijn Judoka

Deborah Gravenstijn

Deborah Gravenstijn

  • Country:Netherlands
  • Born:20 August 1974 (45 years)
  • Popularity
Double Olympic medallist in two categories and finallist at Beijing 2008. She is related to British coach Mark Earle. Was elected in the Dutch Judo Association board as top sports member. Roots from Suriname. Studied as Physiotherapist.
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Damaged Deborah Gravenstijn steps down with fire still smoldering

19 Mar 2016 10:30

A plaster on an open wound is the step back of the Dutch board member Deborah Gravenstijn. The two-time Olympic medallist stepped down after the criticism to herself and her as a boardmember. Gravenstijn stepped down until 31 December she stated in her own release. “I was held personally encountable for aa decision which was made by a majority of the board. The board changed it’s mind though to bow for the pressure of the Technical Director.” Read more

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Dutch athletes divided in battle Gravenstijn and Bonnes

16 Mar 2016 16:50

Dutch judo seemed to fall apart in two groups where a group of Dutch athletes aren’t happy with the current situation where technical director Henry Bonnes resigned his job after the board didn’t give them the trust to proceed his work. The other group disagrees with the policy of the former TD. Bonnes was responsible for the removal of coach Mark Earle, who is the partner of board member and former double Olympic medallist Deborah Gravenstijn. She managed to get a majority in the board to remove TD Bonnes after a personal battle, which was against the will of the first group of athletes. Read more

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Deborah Gravenstijn Technical Director Dutch Judo Association

30 May 2015 19:30

Deborah Gravenstijn has been elected as Technical Director of the Dutch Judo Association. The double Olympic medallist in 2004 and 2008 was the preferred candidate to take over the task of interim TD Henri Bonnes and is the successor of Ben Sonnemans who was responsible for the technical policy over the last few years. Read more


Throwback 17 Sep 2000 with the turkish fairytale of Huseyin Ozkan

17 Sep 2000 21:05

At 17 September 2000 Turkey captured its first Olympic title in Sydney. An extraordinary stunt by Khasei Bisultanov aka Huseyin Ozkan. Adopted, cherished and still headcoach of Turkey. JudoInside witnessed the Olympic Games in Sydney with each day new miracles at perhaps the best ever Games. We throwback to 17 September 2000, drawn up by Barnaby Chesterman on behalf of The World of Judo Magazine. Read more

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