Almudena Muñoz

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Almudena Muñoz Martínez (born November 4, 1968 in Valencia ) is a former Spanish judoka . She was Olympic champion in 1992 and European champion in 1993 in the half-light weight category, up to 52 kilograms.

Athletic career

The 1.62 m tall Almudena Muñoz was the 1989 student world champion. In 1991 she won the Tournoi de Paris with a final victory over the Cuban Legna Verdecia . At the Judo World Championships in 1991 she finished seventh after losing to French Fabienne Boffin in the quarterfinals . In the final of the Spanish championships in 1992, Muñoz lost to Isabel Fernández, who was three years his junior . The Spanish association Almudena Muñoz nominated for the Olympic premiere of women's judo in Barcelona in 1992 . She won three of her fights in front of a home crowd by referee decision, in the final she defeated the Japanese Noriko Mizoguchi with a small score.

In 1993 she won the Spanish championship title, as it did later in 1995 and 1997. At the European Championships in Athens in 1993 , she won the final over Frenchwoman Cécile Nowak . Five months later, the Spaniard reached the final of the 1993 Judo World Championships in Hamilton, Canada, and won silver behind Legna Verdecia. In 1995, Muñoz won the Tournoi de Paris again . At the European Championships and at the 1995 World Championships , she finished fifth. Also Fifth was she at the European Championships in 1996 , the 1996 Olympics and the European Championships 1997 .


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  1. According to Volker Kluge: Die Chronik IV. P. 611, note 311 Almudena Muñoz was Spanish champion from 1989 to 1991. In the results database of the championship results for these three years are missing.