Andrés Alejandro Loforte (born July 25, 1979 in Córdoba) is an Argentine judoka, who competed in the men's half-heavyweight category.[1] He held a 2002 Argentine senior title for his own division, picked up a total of fourteen medals in his career, including three bronze from the Pan American Judo Championships, and also represented his nation Argentina at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[2]

Andrés Loforte
Personal information
Full nameAndrés Alejandro Loforte
Nationality Argentina
Born (1979-07-25) 25 July 1979 (age 40)
Córdoba, Argentina
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight100 kg (220 lb)
Sport
SportJudo
Event(s)100 kg

Loforte qualified for the Argentine squad in the men's half-heavyweight class (100 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by placing third and receiving a berth from the Pan American Championships in Margarita Island, Venezuela.[2][3][4] He conceded with a koka score and a shido penalty, and succumbed to a kuchiki taoshi hold from Egypt's Bassel El Gharbawy during their opening match.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Andrés Loforte". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b Dana, Fabio (27 February 2004). "Argentina rumbo a Atenas – Nota II" [Note 2: Argentines head to Athens] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  3. ^ "El judo lleva dos más" [Two judoka have been chosen] (in Spanish). La Voz del Interior. 23 April 2004. Archived from the original on 4 December 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Rumbo a Atenas" [Flight to Athens] (in Spanish). La Nación. 19 April 2004. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Judo: Men's Half-Heavyweight (100kg/220 lbs) Round of 32". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  6. ^ "El día no arrancó bien para los argentinos" [The day did not start well for Argentina] (in Spanish). Terra Networks. 19 August 2004. Retrieved 29 November 2014.

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