Gella Vandecaveye

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Gella Vandecaveye
Medal record
Women's Judo
Competitor for  Belgium
Olympic Games
Silver 1996 Atlanta -61 kg
Bronze 2000 Sydney -63 kg
World Championships
Gold 1993 Hamilton -61 kg
Gold 2001 Munich -63 kg
Silver 1997 Paris -61 kg
Silver 1999 Birmingham -63 kg
Bronze 1995 Chiba -61 kg
European Championships
Gold 1994 Gdańsk -61 kg
Gold 1996 The Hague -61 kg
Gold 1997 Ostend -61 kg
Gold 1998 Oviedo -63 kg
Gold 1999 Bratislava -63 kg
Gold 2000 Wrocław -63 kg
Gold 2001 Paris -63 kg
Silver 2003 Düsseldorf -63 kg
Bronze 1995 Birmingham -61 kg
Bronze 2002 Maribor -63 kg

Gella Vandecaveye (born 5 June 1973 in Kortrijk, Belgium) is a judoka from Belgium.

At the 1996 Summer Olympics she won the silver medal in the women's half-middleweight category. Four years later, at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, she captured a second medal: a bronze one in the same category. She became World Champion in 1993 and 2001 and was European champion seven times in the 1994-2001 period.

Gella Vandecaveye was named "1999 European Judoka of the Year".[1]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Frauke Eickhoff
Keiko Maeda
World Judo champion (2)
1993
2001
Succeeded by
Jung Sung Sook
Daniela Krukower
Preceded by
European Judo champion - 61/63 kg (7)
1994
1996–2001
Succeeded by
Lucie Décosse
Awards
Preceded by
European Judoka of the Year
1994
1998–1999
2001
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Luc Van Lierde
Belgian Sports Personality of the Year
2000
Succeeded by
Jacques Rogge