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Judo celebrations all over the world at 30 August
30 Aug 2016 09:40
Romanian Olympic Champion of 2008 Alina Dumitru celebrates 34 years today. She is the most successful Romanian judoka ever. She became 2008 Olympic Champion in Beijing U48kg and was finallist in 2012 at the London Olympic Games. She won eight European titles from 2004 and won three World Championships medals and competed at three Olympic Games and became coach.
Bekir Ozlu nee Betkil Shukvani turns 28. Ozlu was born in Georgia but changed to Turkey in 2015. For Georgia he won European medals U17 and U20 and silver at the Senior European in 2011 in Istanbul. He won the European team title with Georgia in 2007. He won World Cups since 2011 and the Grand Slam of Rio in 2012.
Miyaragchaa Sanjaasuren won the IJF World Masters in Suwon in 2010 and Almaty in 2013. He won multiple medals at Asian Championships U66kg. He became 33 today.
Cuban judoka Anaisis Hernandez was 2008 Olympic finallist in Beijing. She won bronze at the World Championships in Munich U73kg. Hernandez won two World Cups in Roma and Warsaw and 10 World Cup medals in total. She won twice bronze at the Tournoi de Paris in 2001 and 2008. She is 35 years as off today.
Tomislav Marijanovic won a European silver medal U81kg in 2013 in Budapest. He participated at World Championships and Olympic Games and Marijanovic won the IJF Grand Slam in Rio de Janeiro in 2010 and bronze in Qingdao Grand Prix. He won bronze at the Grand Slam in Moscow in 2012. Coach at Student Split and also 35 years.
30 August is the day that Lukas Krpalek won the world title in Chelyabinsk two years ago. We know the final result of this Olympic cycle, Krpalek won the first ever Olympic title for his country. The same date in 2013 Asley Gonzalez won the world title for Cuba in Rio and Yuri Alvear for Colombia. She was in the Olympic final this month. In 2009 at 30 August Maxim Rakov of the Ukraine took the world title. Teddy Riner won two world titles on this day, in 2009 and 2014. He can celebrate a milestone almost each day.
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