Parnel Legros

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Parnel Legros

Parnel Legros (Parnell)[1]) is a former Olympic level judoka for the nation of Haiti.[2] He was born on November 11, 1956.[2]

Martial arts[edit]

Legros competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.[2] He competed in the Half Heavyweight division (95 kg), finishing 21st.[3]


From 1993 to 2002, 1500 students passed through his judo program at Starett City.[4] Legros for a period ran the largest judo program in the northeast.[4]

He won the Real Judo award for Coach of the Year in 2002.[5] Legros received the Sloan Public Service Award from Mayor Rudy Giuliani as a result of his success with youth in judo.[4] 100% of his judo students went on to college.[4]

Legros has been a clinician for the USJF.[6]

He was a speaker at the funeral of Rena Kanakogi.[7]

Legros works as a gym teacher at Intermediate School 364.[8] He was noted as a teacher who made an attempt to save the life of a student, who died after playing football.[9]

Notable students[edit]

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  1. ^ "NYSJI Member Clubs". Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Parnel Legros". Olympics at Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Judo at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:". Olympics at Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d USJA NAPMA Judo
  5. ^ "Real Judo Awards". Retrieved 20 November 2014.
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  8. ^ a b c "CD 5: Judo Offers Life Lessons - New York City News Service". New York City News Service. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  9. ^ "TEEN DIES SUDDENLY AT SCHOOL". NY Daily News. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
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  11. ^ Olympic Goal Is In Reach For Mikolajczak | | Wave of Long Island
  12. ^ Dariusz Mikolajczak, Judoka, JudoInside