female judoka Sandrine Martinet

Sandrine Martinet


Despite being a veteran in the sport, Sandrine Martinet is still one of the world’s best judokas. She won her first world title in 2006!

Twelve years after that, the French took bronze in the women’s up to 48kg at the 2018 World Championships in Odivelas, Portugal.

Martinet left with a bittersweet taste as she was a strong candidate for gold after topping the Paralympic podium for the first time in the up to 52kg at Rio 2016. She defeated Germany’s two-time Paralympic champion Ramona Brussig in the final.

Martinet also holds two Paralympic silvers from Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, one European and multiple French titles.


Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -52 kg Quarterfinal 2012-08-30 301
Women's -52 kg Semifinal 2012-08-30 201
Women's -52 kg Bronze Medal Match 2012-08-30 102
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -52 kg Quarterfinal 2016-09-08 3
Women's -52 kg Semifinal 2016-09-08 2
Women's -52 kg Final 2016-09-08 1
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (Tokyo, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -48 kg Gold Medal Match 2021-08-27 1
Women's -48 kg Semifinal 2021-08-27 2
Women's -48 kg Quarterfinal 2021-08-27 4