Elizabeth or Elisabeth is an international name. In Judo there are a few names that you might know. In the light of the passing of the British Queen, we give you the most familiar judo names.
Elisabeth Willeboordse was 2008 Olympic bronze medallist in Beijing U63kg and World Championships runner up in 2009. European Champion in 2005 and 2010. Elisabeth finished 7th at the Olympic Games in London. She won two European titles and 9 World Cups.
Swedish judoka Elisabeth Karlsson was 1986 World Championships finallist, the only ever finallist for Sweden. She won 5 European medals 1985-1991 starting at home in Landskrona. She won many medals at British, Belgian and German Open events. Elisabeth Karlsson is the mother of 2021 World bronze medallist Marcus Nyman.
Heavyweight Marie Elisabeth Veys fought the World Junior Championships final in 2000. She won three national titles and was European Junior Champion in 2000. She won two European senior bronze medals. Triple Belgian judo champion 1999-2002.
German judoka Elisabeth Greve was 2005 European U23 Champion and bronze in 2006. She won the World Cups in Lisbon in 2009 and Istanbul in 2012, both U70kg. Greve won European Cup medals in Sarajevo and Celje and she claimed three German titles in 2007, 2009 and 2013.
Judoka Elizabeth Copes won six medals at Pan American Championships and Games. The former Argentine champion took bronze at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo and 2003 Pan American Championships in Salvador.
German judoka Elisabeth Pflugbeil won a bronze medal at the Cadet World Championships in Almaty in 2019. She took a bronze medal at the German Junior Championships in 2020 in Frankfurt (Oder). She captured the European U23 title in Budapest in 2021.
Mexican IJF referee Elisabeth Gonzalez officiates IJF World Tour events since 2022 where she made her debut at the Grand Prix in Portugal. She refereed at the Junior World Championships in Guayaquil in 2022 among many other judo tournaments.