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Women in Judo : Yvonne Bönisch

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Before 2021, hearing the name Yvonne Bönisch, you’d instantly think Olympic Champion. Now, we think Olympic Champion and the first female national coach in Europe for the pioneering Austrian team.

With both athlete and coaching credentials to boast, it is no surprise that the Austrian side were ecstatic to welcome her to the team following her time as a the Israeli female coach until the end of last year. It might be a slow change, but with the likes of Yvonne now at the helm, other nations may now see that the leading quality doesn’t simply lie with the male coaches.

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