Rosalba Forciniti

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Rosalba Forciniti (2019)

Rosalba Forciniti (born February 13, 1986 in Cosenza ) is an Italian judoka . She won an Olympic bronze medal in 2012.

The 1.59 m tall member of the Carabinieri fights in the half-light weight, the weight class up to 52 kilograms. Rosalba Forciniti's career began in 2001 by winning the Italian Cadet Championships. In 2003 she won the European Junior Championships. In 2004 she won her first Italian championship title and finished fifth at the Junior World Championships. In 2007 she was fifth at the U23 European Championships, and in 2008 she received a bronze medal. At the European Championships 2010 in Vienna she defeated the French Pénélope Bonna in the semi-finals , in the final she was defeated by the Russian Natalja Kusjutina and received the silver medal. Three days later, the Italians won the team title ahead of the Poles.

At the Olympic Games in London in 2012 , she defeated the German Romy Tarangul and the South Korean Kim Kyung-ok , but lost to the North Korean An Kum-ae in the semifinals . In the battle for bronze she defeated Marie Muller from Luxembourg. In 2013 Forciniti won the World Cup in Rome. In 2014, she temporarily ended her career and became a mother. In 2018 she returned to the mat and won her fifth Italian championship title.

Italian championship title

  • Half light weight: 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2018

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