Elco Van Der Geest Belgium

Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

04 May 1979

Height

1.9m

Weight

100kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
0 0 0

Sport Guides

JUDO

Elco Van Der Geest competed in JUDO

Did you know?

  • Founded in Japan in 1882 by Dr Jigoro Kano, judo is a refinement of the ancient martial art of Jujitsu.
  • Judo made its Olympic debut at the 1964 Tokyo Games. Japan has won three times as many gold medals as any other nation.
  • A contest going the full distance lasts five minutes for men and four minutes for women. If the scores are tied, a sudden death 'golden score' period comes into play.
  • The key phrase for any judoka is 'ippon', which will win you the contest immediately. This can occur just a few seconds into a match.
  • An ‘ippon’ can be scored by a clean, forceful throw, by holding the opponent on his or her back for 30 seconds, or by submission to a strangle, a choke or a lock applied against the elbow.

Appearances for Elco Van Der Geest

Date Event Won
2 Aug Men's -100kg Elimination Round of 32, Match 15

Head to Head

Elco Van Der Geest vs James Austin

Elco Van Der Geest

Elco Van Der Geest Belgium flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

1

Height

1.9m (6'3")

Weight

100kg

Age

35

James Austin

James Austin Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

1

Height

1.88m (6'2")

Weight

100kg

Age

31

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