Today in the history: 17 DecemberToday in 1983 Angelo Parisi (FRA/GBR) won the French Championships All categories in Reims. He was already Olympic Champion at that time.
Christine Cicot (FRA) won the French title today in 1989, one of her eight national titles.
In 1994 Marie-Claire Restoux (FRA) won the University world title, 2 years later she will become Olympic Champion U52kgs.
Ten years later at the World University Championships Miklos Ungvari (HUN) won the title U66kgs. He’s still competing in the same category. At his homeground in Moscow also Aleksandr Mikhailine took the world title for students as well as tea Dongouzashvili.
Lee Burbridge celebrates his birthday. Burbridge of 1975 became British Champion for the first time in 1996 and won the British Open in 2000.
It’s also the birthday of Hungarian Britta Szabó. Szabó of 1984 became world junior champion at 13 September 2002 in Jeju. In 2004 she won her first World Cup in Leonding.
Ioana Aluas-Dinea (ROU) won the gold medal today in 2005 at the Games of the French Speaking countries in Niame. Maybe a bit strange for Romania. Aluas is one of the few winners not living in France. Only Egypt and Tunisia also win one gold medal.
Lucie Decosse (FRA) pictured wins the Fukuoka tournament today in 2006. At the same day Matthieu Daffreville wins the world title for students in Suwon where the Masters will be held in the weekend of 17-18 January 2010.