Bernadette Graf Judoka

Bernadette Graf

Bernadette Graf

  • Country:Austria
  • Born:25 June 1992 (28 years)
  • Popularity
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.
20200222_dusseldorf_hve_day2_prelims_8974_unterwurzacher_kathrin

Kathrin Unterwurzacher retires after 12 year top career

8 Jul 2020 16:00

Austrian top athlete Kathrin Unterwurzacher retires from international judo. The 28-year two-time European Championships medalist and 2016 Olympian announced to quite her career as a sports soldier and competitive athlete. After 12 years in the Austrian national team she has to retire due to a damaged right knee. Unterwurzacher: "The pain is too severe. My right knee no longer allows top positions." Read more

20200125_ijf_day3_final_gs_2471_78_powell_natalie

Fourth World Tour victory for Natalie Powell

26 Jan 2020 01:00

The first female final of the third day at the Grand Prix in Tel Aviv pitted the 17th in the World Ranking List, winner of the Tashkent Grand Prix in 2019, Bernadette Graf (AUT), with the 2017 world bronze medalist, Natalie Powell (GBR). It took less than two minutes for Natalie Powell to complete a smoothly led final, thanks to a first waza-ari from a harai-goshi and a flawless ippon via o-uchi-gari. It is the third gold medal at a Grand Prix for Powell. Read more

20190922_ijf_tashkent_final_78_1_marm2859_graf_bernadette

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

20190624_eg_minsk_cf_spittka_marco

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

20171119_thehaguegp_fb_verkerk_steenhuis_ned_241a7555

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

Result City Date
7Düsseldorf2020
2Tel Aviv2020
1Tashkent2019
7Zagreb2019
3Minsk2019

Judo birthday

First description