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Mark Huizinga, Olympic Judo champion, on his career

Mark Huizinga, Olympic Judo champion, on his career

Mark Huizinga, a Dutch judoka, is 5 time European and Olympic Champion. Mark won the gold medal in the men’s under 90 kg class at the 2000 Summer Olympics and took bronze at both the 1996 and 2004 Summer Olympics. He retired after the 2008 Olympic Games and is currently national coach of the juniors in the Netherlands.

In this podcast he talks to BJSM deputy editor Babette Pluim about the most memorable moment during his distinguished judo career, about the traditions in judo, dealing with injuries, weight classes and weighing in and injury prevention in judo. He ends with an important lesson for sports physicians, which you will hear when you listen to this podcast!

See also:

Injuries in judo: a systematic literature review including suggestions for prevention: http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/47/18/1139.full

Energy demands during a judo match and recovery: http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/37/3/245.full

The common mechanisms of anterior cruciate ligament injuries in judo: a retrospective a

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