Henri Courtine Judoka

Henri Courtine

Henri Courtine

  • Country:France
  • Born:11 May 1930
  • Passed away:20 February 2021 (90 years)
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French judoka Henri Courtine was a four time European champion and won 7 European medals. Henri Courtine was 4 time French champion. TIn 1956, Courtine took bronze at first World Championships in Tokyo. He went on to obtain several European titles and became national coach. In 1966, he became the first French 6th dan, along with Bernard Pariset and the same year was appointed National Technical Director of the French Judo Federation, before becoming its administrative director. He died in 2021.

Tenth Dan judoka Henri Courtine passed away

21 Feb 2021 19:20

Henri Courtine, the first French 10th dan, died on Saturday February 20 at the age of 90. A monument left the world of judo. In Judo he had an outstanding record in the 1950s and claimed a bronze medal at the 1956 Judo World Championships. Later he had a career as a leader that was just as successful. In 2007 he was awarded the first tenth dan of France and the only one to date. Read more

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