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female judoka Sandrine Martinet

Sandrine Martinet

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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.