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Lynn Roethke

Full name: Lynn Joyce Roethke
Gender: Female
Height: 5-3.5 (162 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: June 22, 1961 in West Bend, Wisconsin, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Judo


Lynn Roethke competed at the 1988 Olympics when judo was a demonstration sport for women, finishing second in her class. She competed at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics after women’s judo had become a full medal sport. Roethke was twice a medalist in judo at the Pan American Games, winning gold in 1987 and silver in 1991. She also won a 1983 Pan American gold medal in sambo, a martial art mostly popular in Russia that is a combination of wrestling and judo. Roethke was silver medalist at the 1987 World Championships. She was a 9-time US Champion and a 5-time gold medalist at the US Olympic Festivals. Roethke was chosen as US Judo Female Athlete of the Year in 1985 and 1987. She is a 7th dan black belt.

Roethke, a graduate of Marian College, later started and was owner of Club Olympia, a fitness center. She is a certified personal trainer, who also teaches judo, cardio, kickboxing, boxing and circuit training at the club. She also does motivational speaking and gives judo clinics throughout the US.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Judo Women's Half-Middleweight United States USA 20T

Women's Half-Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
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