Edith Bosch

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Edith Bosch
Personal information
Nickname(s) Bambi, Mrs. Slam
Born (1980-05-31) May 31, 1980 (age 34)
Den Helder, Noord-Holland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb; 11 st)
Sport
Sport Judo
Club De Korte Sport Instituut
Coached by Chris de Korte

Edith Bosch (born May 31, 1980 in Den Helder, Noord-Holland) is a former Dutch judoka.

Her Olympic debut was at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney where she finished seventh. She won the silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in the middleweight division. She was also European champion that year. Bosch became world champion in the same 70 kg category at the 2005 World Judo Championships in Cairo, Egypt. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she won a bronze medal, something she repeated at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Bosch is in possession of a HEAO (Dutch: Hoger economisch en administratief onderwijs) diploma in commercial economy, from Randstad Topsport Academy, and currently works as a team manager for the Nederlandse Spoorwegen.

During the 2012 Summer Olympics, Bosch was watching the final of the Men's 100 metres when a man threw a plastic bottle onto the track. Bosch assaulted the suspect by punching him from behind on his back, which she confessed to on her Twitter.[1][2][3] In April 2013, Bosch retired.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ward, Victoria (5 August 2012). "Spectator arrested after bottle thrown at 100m final". The Telegraph. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Fritsch, Oliver (6 August 2012). "Olympia-Splitter: Eine Judoka übt poetische Selbstjustiz, Becker zürnt, Transparenz beim DSV". Die Zeit. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Edith Bosch on Twitter. 5 Aug 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Bosch, a World Champion, Is Set to Retire". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 December 2014.