Giovanna Blanco

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Blanco and the second or maternal family name is Blazon.
Giovanna Blanco
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Born December 18, 1982

Giovanna José Blanco Bazon (born December 18, 1982[1]) is a female judoka from Venezuela, who won the silver medal in the women's heavyweight division (+ 78 kg) at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


Blanco won the silver medal at the 2003 Pan American Games,[2] and represented her native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.[3]

She won the gold medal in the open category,[4] silver in over 78 kg[5] and bronze in the team competition[6] of the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics she lost to Japanese Mika Sugimoto after only 51 seconds in the second round of the +78 kg category.[7]


  1. ^ Sport Reference. "Giovanna José Blanco". Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  2. ^ (2004). "Esperanzas Olímpicas Judo" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  3. ^ El Dia (2004). "La energía está en la motivación" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  4. ^ (2006-07-29). "Resultados - Judo" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  5. ^ (2006-07-26). "Judo: Cuba ganó cuatro medallas de oro y se afianza" (in Spanish). EFE. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  6. ^ "Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe" (in Spanish). Odecabe. 2010. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  7. ^ El Universal (2012-08-03). "Giovanna Blanco eliminada" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-08-21.