Popole Misenga Judoka

Popole Misenga

Popole Misenga

  • Country:ROT
  • Born:25 February 1992 (28 years)
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With the help of the Reacao charity in Brazil, Misenga and Yolande Mabika have daily judo classes and do cross-training just like Brazilian athletes. They train with Geraldo Bernardes, who has led the Brazilian national team to 4 Olympics. In 2013, the two went to Brazil for the World Championships.

IJF Refugee team can expect all support in Brasilia

6 Oct 2019 09:35

Two Brazil-based members of the IJF Refugee Team will grace the Grand Slam in Brasilia in their adopted homeland this week. Rio 2016 Olympians Popole Misenga (U90kg) and Yolande Mabika Bukasa (U70kg) have been at the forefront of the movement since the IOC initiative was introduce for South America’s first Olympics and have benefited from the IJF’s new system of introducing a refugee team to the IJF World Judo Tour. Read more

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Two refugee judoka will compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

3 Jun 2016 15:35

For the first time, a team of refugee athletes will compete under the Olympic flag. Since the modern Olympics began in 1896, over 200 national teams have vied for glory at the Summer and Winter Games. Now, for the first time, a team of refugees will compete as well. The International Olympic Committee today announced the selection of 10 refugees who will compete this August in Rio de Janeiro, forming the first-ever Refugee Olympic Athletes team. Two of them are judoka from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read more

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