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September 10, 1973 (age 45)|
Huizinga was born in Vlaardingen, Zuid-Holland in Netherlands in 1973. He won the gold medal in the men's under 90 kg class at the 2000 Summer Olympics by defeating Brazil's Carlos Honorato by ippon. He took bronze at the 1996 and 2004 Summer Olympics. Other laurels include five European Championships and a bronze medal at the 2005 World Judo Championships. Huizinga retired after the 2008 Olympics.
On January 20, 2010, Huizinga participated in De Nationale IQ test (The National IQ test) of Dutch broadcaster BNN, an informal quiz/comedy show. He was rated with an intelligence quotient of 142, an all-time record on the show.
- "BNN's Nationale IQ test 2010, dutch celebrities (Dutch)". BNN. Retrieved 2010-07-27.[permanent dead link]
- MarkHuizinga.nl/english, official website
- Mark Huizinga at JudoInside.com
- Videos of Mark Huizinga on Judovision.org
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