17 January 2011

Merci Céline! Judo icon retires

Merci Céline! Judo icon retires

Céline Lebrun retired from international judo. At the Grand Slam of Paris she will be thanked for her amazing tribute to judo, to French Judo and her presence for years in the category U78kg. Now Céline is 34 years but still among the top of the world. In Baku she fought her last international match.

We thank Céline Lebrun for her joy and many medals, an icon for judo.

Major honours
> 2001 World Champion, 4 world Chs medals
> 2000 Olympic Games silver medal
> 5 times European Champion: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 9 medals
> 14 wins at World Cups, Grand Slams, Grand Prix or Masters
> 26 medals in total
> 11 medals at the Grand Slam of Paris, 6 wins, a record
> Multiple French Champion
> World University Champion
> Consistant in one category U78kg, in more than 250 int. matches
> An icon in judo
> First major win at the Tournoi de Paris in 1997, aged 20.

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