Yvonne Bönisch retires from international judo

Olympic Champion of 2004 Yvonne Bönisch retires from international judo. The German judoka stops immediately. Bönisch doesn’t feel the excitement anymore to get the best out of her body and mind said the 28-year Boenisch recently completed her study as a diplomated coach at the academy of Cologne. She already works as a coach at the her home club in Potsdam. She became the first German woman to win the U57kg weightclass at the Olympic Games. In 2003 and 2005 she lost the World Championships final, twice against Sun-Hui Kye (PRK). After the dissapointing Olympic Games in 2008 where she lost her first fight against the later Olympic Champion Giulia Quintavalle, Boenisch took a break, but wasn’t able to find the spirit for a successful comeback. Yvonne Boenisch Place of birth: Ludwigsfelde (Land Brandenburg) First Club:: Motor Ludwigsfelde Current Club: UJKC Potsdam Favourite techniques: Uchi mata, Ko soto gake Major achievements 2004 Olympic Champion 2003 and 2005 World Championships silver medallist 2002 and 2007 European Championships silver medallist 1999 and 2002 German Champion 5 World Cup wins, 16 World Cup medals.