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Robert Van de Walle

Full name: Robert Van de Walle
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (187 cm)
Weight: 209 lbs (95 kg)
Born: May 20, 1954 in Ostend, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Affiliations: Crossing Schaerbeek
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Judo

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

As Belgium's most successful judoka, Robert Van de Walle had a long career. He competed in the half-heavyweight class in five Olympics (1976-1992), winning a gold medal in the 1980 Games and a bronze in the Seoul Games. He was also a regular on the World Championships podium winning half-heavyweight medals in 1979, 1981 (both silver), 1983, 1985 and 1989 (all bronze), as well as two bronzes in the open division (1981 and 1983). At the European Championships, Van de Walle captured three golds: half-heavyweight (1985-86) and open (1980), adding 14 more medals between 1976 and 1988. Since the mid-1980s, Van de Walle has run his own management coaching company, together with his wife.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Judo Men's Half-Heavyweight Belgium BEL 18T
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Judo Men's Half-Heavyweight Belgium BEL 1 Gold
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Judo Men's Open Class Belgium BEL 10T
1984 Summer 30 Los Angeles Judo Men's Half-Heavyweight Belgium BEL 18T
1988 Summer 34 Seoul Judo Men's Half-Heavyweight Belgium BEL 3T Bronze
1992 Summer 38 Barcelona Judo Men's Half-Heavyweight Belgium BEL 7T

Men's Half-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result

Men's Open Class

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result