Urška Žolnir

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Urška Žolnir
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Medal record
Competitor for  Slovenia
Women's Judo
Olympic Games
Gold 2012 London –63 kg
Bronze 2004 Athens –63 kg
World Championships
Bronze 2005 Cairo –63 kg
Bronze 2011 Paris –63 kg
European Championships
Gold 2009 Tbilisi –63 kg
Silver 2007 Belgrade –63 kg
Bronze 2008 Lisbon –63 kg
Bronze 2011 Istanbul –63 kg
Mediterranean Games
Gold 2009 Pescara –63 kg
Bronze 2005 Almeria –63 kg
Military World Games
Gold 2003 Catania –63 kg
Gold 2011 Rio de Janeiro –63 kg

Urška Žolnir (born October 9, 1981) is a Slovenian judoka. She's a member of Judo Club Sankaku Celje. She is the first Slovenian female Olympic gold winner. [1]

She won the bronze medal in the half-middleweight (–63 kg) division at the 2004 Summer Olympics and gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in the same division. That makes her the most successful Slovenian judoka of all time.

She was the Slovenian flagbearer at the Beijing 2008 Olympics.


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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Beno Lapajne
Flagbearer for  Slovenia
Beijing 2008
Succeeded by
Peter Kauzer