Bernadette Graf Judoka

Bernadette Graf

Bernadette Graf

  • Country:Austria
  • Born:25 June 1992 (27 years)
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Bernadette Graf is one of the best Austrian judoka of her generation. Graf is triple European bronze medallist 2013-2015. World and European Junior champion of 2011. He claimed the gold medal at the Grand Prix in Tashkent in 2019. She was fifth at the Olympic Games in Rio. In 2017 she switch to U78kg and took gold at the GP in Hohhot and European Open in Bucharest. She won bronze at the Grand Slam in Düsseldorf and Ekaterinburg in 2019. She took gold at the European Open in Oberwart in 2019.
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Bernadette Graf on her way back with second gold

22 Sep 2019 18:00

Austria’s Bernadette Graf captured the gold medal at the Grand Prix in Tashkent U78kg. It was her second victory in the IJF World Tour in her “new” weight class U78kg. In total it was her fifth Grand Prix gold medal. Graf wins a World Cup almost each year except last year. This time however she already won twice. Women's coach Patrick Rusch cannot complain about his successful start since the World Championships. Read more

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Marko Spittka no longer Austrian head coach

1 Aug 2019 09:40

With less than a year to go, Austria relieved Marko Spittka of his job as head coach. Spittka was coach since 2013 and the face of Austrian judo. The decision was taken by the board of the Austrian Judo Federation, one month in advance of the most important qualification tournament for the Games. Read more

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Dutch women defend European Games title

21 Jun 2019 17:45

The Netherlands won three gold medals at the first European Games edition in 2015 in Baku. Marhinde Verkerk was the winner U78kg. The Dutch have always had a strong line-up in this class and since that period Guusje Steenhuis took over the lead in this division. The former World number one faced some injuries but seems back in time for a good campaign in the road to Tokyo with stepping stones in Minsk, Tokyo, Prague in 2020. Read more

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Grand Slam debutant Izumi Mao provides Japan with gold

17 Mar 2019 15:10

Japanese Izumi Mao won her country’s first gold medal at the Ekaterinburg Grand Slam 2019 with victory over double Olympic bronze medallist Mayra Aguiar of Brazil in the U78kg final. World number 67 and Tunis Grand Prix winner Izumi submitted former world champion Aguiar with a strangle outside the area to deny the Brazilian back-to-back Grand Slam gold medals. Read more

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Mayra Aguiar records first IJF win since 2017

24 Feb 2019 22:30

Double Olympic bronze medallist and two-time world champion Mayra Aguiar (BRA) was back on the top of an IJF medal podium for the first time since 2017 as she denied Germany a gold medal on home soil. Zagreb Grand Prix bronze medallist Anna Maria Wagner (GER) led the way for her country on the last day. Read more

Result City Date
1Tashkent2019
7Zagreb2019
3Minsk2019
3Ekaterinburg2019
5Marrakech2019

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