Dirk Van Tichelt

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Dirk Van Tichelt
Medal record
Men's Judo
Representing  Belgium
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Rio de Janeiro 73 kg
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Rotterdam 73 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Rio de Janeiro –73 kg
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Lisbon 73 kg

Dirk Van Tichelt (born 10 June 1984) is a Belgian judoka.

His biggest achievement was his European title in Lisbon. In the same year, at the Beijing Olympics he came fifth after losing in the first round to gold-medallist Elnur Mammadli and later losing in the bronze medal match to Rasul Boqiev. At the 2009 World Championships, he reached the semi-finals but there he lost to Kim Chol-Su. In the bronze medal match he beat Sezer Huysuz to take his first bronze medal at a world championships. At the 2013 World Championships, he again won bronze, losing to eventual champion Shohei Ono in the semi-final and beating Dastan Ykybayev in his bronze medal match.

In the 2016 Summer Olympics, Van Tichelt won the bronze medal against Miklos Ungvari.

Achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Place Weight class
2008 European Championships 1st Lightweight (−73 kg)
2008 Summer Olympics 5th Lightweight (−73 kg)
2009 World Judo Championships 3rd Lightweight (73  kg)
2016 Summer Olympics 3rd Lightweight (73  kg)

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