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Claudia Heill

Full name: Claudia Heill
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: January 24, 1982 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Died: March 31, 2011 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Affiliations: Judoclub Samuri, Wien (AUT) / Judoteam SHIAI-DO, Mödling (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Judo

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Claudia Heill, born in Vienna and at only 22-years-old, won the fourth Austrian Olympic judo medal when she received silver at the Athens Games. Her international success started with a gold medal at the 1998 European Junior Championships, but was interrupted thrice, when she suffered ACL tears in 1997, 1999, and 2005 (both knees). On the senior level she won medals at the European Championships with silver (2001 and 2005) and bronze (2002, 2003, and 2007) and at the Military World Championships (CISM) with gold (2006). Heill also won two World Cups and finished fifth (2001) and seventh (2007) at the World Championships.

After ending her career in 2009 she started coaching and was on the way to finishing her studies in "Training and Sport". Heill, who held the 4th Dan, worked with the organizing committee for the 2010 European Championships in Vienna and would start to work at the ministry of sport in 2011. She died in the early hours of the 31 March after falling from the sixth floor of her flat. It is unknown whether she committed suicide or died by accident.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 22 Athina Judo Women's Half-Middleweight Austria AUT 2 Silver
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Judo Women's Half-Middleweight Austria AUT 5T

Women's Half-Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result I W Y K P PT
2004 Summer 22 Athina Judo Austria AUT Final Round Match 1/2 2 2004-08-17 Tanimoto (JPN) Waza-ari awasete Ippon/Yoko-shiho-gatame (1:17), Heill (AUT) 0 0 0 0
2004 Summer 22 Athina Judo Austria AUT Final Round Match #1 1 2004-08-17 Heill (AUT) Ippon/Non-Combativity (5:00), Žolnir (SLO) 1 0 0 0
2004 Summer 22 Athina Judo Austria AUT Semi-Finals Match #1 1 2004-08-17 Heill (AUT) Waza-ari/Non-Combativity (5:00), Hong (PRK) 0 1 0 0 2
2004 Summer 22 Athina Judo Austria AUT Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 2004-08-17 Heill (AUT) Ippon/Ko-uchi-gari (1:54), Clark (GBR) 1 0 0 1
2004 Summer 22 Athina Judo Austria AUT Round One Match #2 1 2004-08-17 Heill (AUT) Yuko/Ko-soto-gari (5:00), Rousey (USA) 0 0 1 0
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Judo Austria AUT Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 2008-08-12 González (CUB) Yuko/P29 (5:00), Heill (AUT) 0 0 0 1 2 P29 - Non-Combativity
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Judo Austria AUT Round One Match #1 1 2008-08-12 Heill (AUT) Ippon/Ko-uchi-gari (4:20), Clark (GBR) 1 0 1 1
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Judo Austria AUT Repêchage Match #1 1 2008-08-12 Heill (AUT) Ippon/O-soto-gaeshi (4:16), Wang (TPE) 1 0 1 0
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Judo Austria AUT Repêchage Match #3 1 2008-08-12 Heill (AUT) Yuko (3)/Ko-uchi-gari (5:00), Barreto (VEN) 0 0 3 0 1
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Judo Austria AUT Repêchage Match 3/4 2 2008-08-12 Won (PRK) Waza-ari/-seoi-nage (5:00), Heill (AUT) 0 0 0 1