Yael Van Heemst
- Born:16 March 2002 (17 years)
Dutch judoka Yael Van Heemst became Dutch Cadet Champion U18 in The Hague in 2019. She clinched the gold medal at the European Cup Cadets in Teplice and Coimbra and silver in Berlin in 2019. Yael fights U70kg and is coached by Ge van den Elshout. In 2019 she took the first place in the IJF World Ranking for cadets. She clinched a bronze medal at the Cadet European Championships in Warsaw and bronze with the team. She won a bronze medal at the Cadet World Championships in Almaty in 2019.