Charline Van Snick

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Charline Van Snick
Medal record
Representing  Belgium
Women's Judo
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London –48 kg
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2016 Kazan –48 kg
Gold medal – first place 2015 Baku –48 kg
Silver medal – second place 2012 Chelyabinsk –48 kg
Silver medal – second place 2013 Budapest –48 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Vienna –48 kg

Charline Van Snick (born 2 September 1990 in Liège)[1][2] is a Belgian judoka who won bronze in the Woman's Judo 48 kg in the 2012 Summer Olympics. She also earned a bronze medal at the 2010 European Judo Championships and a silver medal at the 2012 and 2013 European Judo Championships.

She had already won at the age of 17 a medal on the European Championship of −20, when she was only 17. 2009, she became European champion and got the 5th spot on the championship in the category −20 years. As a reward for this, she got the Sports Merit Trophy awarded by the French Community. 2010, she won at her first European Championship in the senior's series a bronze medal.

In 2012 Van Snick won the silver medal at the European Championships. On Saturday 28 July 2012, she won a bronze medal on the Olympic Games 2012 in London. In the qualifying round, she passed the Corean Jung-Yeon Chung with ippon. In the quarter-finals, she beat the Hungarian Éva Csernoviczki with ippon. She lost the semi-finals against the later Olympic champion Sarah Menezes with yuko. The game which decided the bronze medal was won against the Argentinian Paula Pareto, after the latter got a second shido.

In April 2013 Van Snick won the Silver Medal at the European Championships, losing in the finals from Csernoviczki.

Doping case[edit]

In August 2013 Van Snick won a bronze medal at the World Championships in Rio de Janeiro. On 14 October 2013 it was announced that Van Snick had tested positive for cocaine in Rio. Van Snick maintains her innocence.[3] On 29 October 2013 it was announced that a hair analysis that Van Snick commissioned with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven's toxicology lab proved negative for habitual cocaine use. Toxicological research proved the presence of 2,3 picogram cocaine per milligram in the hair strain for the period 10 August to 10 October 2013, which is 200 times less than the amount in a strain for a habitual user, and a complete absence of cocaine in the part of the strain dating before 10 August.[4] However, on 30 November 2013 it was announced that the official counterexpertise also showed positive for cocaine.[5] On 3 January 2014, she was banned by the IJF for a period of two years. Van Snick announced she will appeal the ban with the CAS.[6] On July 4, 2014, the CAS decided that Van Snick's appeal would be partially upheld. The CAS found that the most likely explanation for the presence of cocaine was sabotage by a third party and consequently annulled the two-year ban. The CAS acknowledged the existence of an anti-doping rule violation, but declared that Van Snick was not to blame. As the positive test was taken in competition her results obtained during the Judo World Championships in Rio de Janeiro 2013 remain annulled in accordance with article 9 of the World Anti-Doping Code.[7]

Palmarès[edit]

Source:[8]

2007
2nd, silver medalist(s) Belgian Championships -48 kg, Hasselt
2008
2nd, silver medalist(s) Belgian Championships -48 kg, Herstal
3rd, bronze medalist(s) European U20 Championships -48 kg, Warsaw
2009
1st, gold medalist(s) European Cup -48 kg, Baar
1st, gold medalist(s) European Cup -48 kg, London
1st, gold medalist(s) European U20 Championships -48 kg, Yerevan
2010
1st, gold medalist(s) World Cup -48 kg, Sofia
1st, gold medalist(s) World Cup -48 kg, Birmingham
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Prix -48 kg, Rotterdam
3rd, bronze medalist(s) European Championships -48 kg, Vienna
2011
1st, gold medalist(s) World Cup -48 kg, São Paulo
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Prix -48 kg, Amsterdam
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Prix -48 kg, Qingdao
1st, gold medalist(s) Belgian Championships -48 kg, Ronse
2nd, silver medalist(s) Grand Prix -48 kg, Düsseldorf
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Grand Slam -48 kg, Rio de Janeiro
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Grand Slam -48 kg, Tokyo
2012
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Prix -48 kg, Düsseldorf
2nd, silver medalist(s) European Championships -48 kg, Chelyabinsk
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Olympic Games -48 kg, London
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Grand Slam -48 kg, Moscow
2013
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Prix -48 kg, Samsun
2nd, silver medalist(s) European Championships -48 kg, Budapest
2014
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Prix -48 kg, Tashkent
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Grand Prix -48 kg, Zagreb
2015
1st, gold medalist(s) European Games -48kg, Baku
1st, gold medalist(s) European Championships -48kg, Baku
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Prix -48 kg, Düsseldorf
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Grand Slam -48 kg, Baku
2nd, silver medalist(s) Grand Slam -48 kg, Paris
2016
1st, gold medalist(s) European Championships -48kg, Kazan
2017
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Grand Slam -52 kg, Baku

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