Charmie Sobers

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Charmie Sobers
Personal information
Full name Charmian Colette Sobers
Nationality  Netherlands
Born (1973-01-19) 19 January 1973 (age 42)
Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport Taekwondo
Event(s) 67 kg

Charmian Colette "Charmie" Sobers (born January 19, 1973 in Willemstad, Curaçao) is a retired Dutch taekwondo practitioner of Curaçaoan descent.[1] Sobers qualified for the Netherlands in the women's welterweight category (67 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens by finishing third and receiving a berth from the European Qualification Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan.[2] Sobers outclassed Great Britain's Sarah Bainbridge in the preliminary round of sixteen before losing out the quarterfinal match to Philippines' Mary Antoinette Rivero with a default score of 4–10.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ "Charmie Sobers". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Thijs en Charmie verzekerd van Olympische startplaats" [Thijs and Charmie are assured of Olympic spots] (in Dutch). Taekwondobond Nederland. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Tacujan, Lito (30 August 2004). "Hurting Rivero comes out winner despite loss". Philippine Star. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Wynne wins kayak bronze". The Daily Telegraph. 28 August 2004. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Taekwondo – Women's Welterweight (67kg)". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 12 August 2004. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 

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