Catherine Jacques

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Catherine Jacques
2010 World Judo Championships - Catherine Jacques.JPG
Catherine Jacques at the 2010 World Judo Championships in Tokyo, Japan
Personal information
Nationality  Belgium
Born (1979-09-28) 28 September 1979 (age 39)
Merksem, Belgium
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
Sport Judo
Event(s) 70 kg

Catherine Jacques (born 28 September 1979 in Merksem) is a female Belgian judoka who competed in the middleweight category (70 kg).[1] She is a multiple-time national champion, and a four-time bronze medalist for her category at the European Judo Championships. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Jacques missed out of the Olympic podium in the women's 70 kg category, after she was defeated by Germany's Annett Böhm, who scored an ippon within thirty-eight seconds, in the bronze medal match. She was able to fight back against her opponent for a rematch to capture the bronze medal, this time at the 2005 World Judo Championships in Cairo, Egypt.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Jacques qualified again for the 70 kg category. She was eliminated in the second preliminary round, losing out to Italy's Ylenia Scapin, who scored a single yuko point in the match.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Catherine Jacques". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Women's Middleweight (70kg/154 lbs) Preliminaries". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 3 December 2012.

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