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Robert Van de Walle

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRobert•Van de Walle
Used nameRobert•Van de Walle
Born20 May 1954 in Oostende (Ostend) (BEL)
Measurements187 cm / 95 kg
AffiliationsCrossing Schaerbeek
NOC(s) Belgium

Biography

As Belgium’s most successful judoka, Robert Van de Walle had a long career. He competed in the half-heavyweight class in five Olympics (1976-1992), winning a gold medal in the 1980 Games and a bronze in the Seoul Games. He was also a regular on the World Championships podium winning half-heavyweight medals in 1979, 1981 (both silver), 1983, 1985 and 1989 (all bronze), as well as two bronzes in the open division (1981 and 1983). At the European Championships, Van de Walle captured three golds: half-heavyweight (1985-86) and open (1980), adding 14 more medals between 1976 and 1988. Since the mid-1980s, Van de Walle has run his own management coaching company, together with his wife.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1976 Summer Olympics Judo Half-Heavyweight, Men Olympic =18 Representing Belgium    
1980 Summer Olympics Judo Half-Heavyweight, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Belgium    
  Open Class, Men Olympic =10
1984 Summer Olympics Judo Half-Heavyweight, Men Olympic =18 Representing Belgium    
1988 Summer Olympics Judo Half-Heavyweight, Men Olympic =3 Bronze Representing Belgium    
1992 Summer Olympics Judo Half-Heavyweight, Men Olympic =7 Representing Belgium    

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