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Carine Ngarlemdana (born 13 November 1994) is a Chadian judoka. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Women's -70 kg event. She was the flag bearer for Chad at the opening ceremony.

Carine Ngarlemdana
Personal information
Nationality Chadian
Born (1994-11-13) November 13, 1994 (age 23)
Country Chad
Sport Judo
Weight class 70 kilograms (150 lb)
Updated on 4 November 2016.

Early lifeEdit

Carine Ngarlemdana was born in N'Djamena, Chad, on 13 November 1994. She was the youngest of four children, and went on to attend Heredity High School in the city. Her father was a physical education teacher, and began to coach Ngarlemdana as she took up judo from the age of five.[1]

Judo careerEdit

At the age of 12, she won a bronze medal at a national competition held in N'Djamena.[1]

She began to prepare for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, by travelling to the International Center of African Judo in Algiers, Algeria, to train from March 2011 onwards for the following 20 months on a scholarship.[1][2] She was one of three members named to the Chadian team, alongside Hinikissia Albertine Ndikert and Haroun Abderrahim.[2] However, Abderrahim did not make the team eventually, meaning that Ngarlemdana formed half of the team representing Chad, which was one of only two all female teams at the 2012 Games.[3] Ngarlemdana was selected to be the flag bearer at the Parade of Nations at the opening ceremony.[2]

She competed in the Women's -70 kg tournament at the Games, facing British judoka Sally Conway in the first round. Ngarlemdana lost the bout by an ippon score after being hit with a wazaari by Conway.[4]

Ngarlemna was the winner of a club level international tournament held in Cergy, Paris, France in 2016. This was after having moved to Paris for six months.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Takadji, Edward (2 March 2011). ""Une femme": Carine Ngarlemdana, première tchadienne, ceinture noire de judoka" ["A woman" Carine Ngarlemdana first Chadian, black belt judoka]. Journal Du Tchad (in French). Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Tchad: La judoka Carine Ngarlemdana est porte drapeau aux JO 2012" [Chad: Judoka Carine Ngarlemna is the flag bearer at the 2012 Olympics]. Journal Du Tchad (in French). 27 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Magnay, Jacquelin (11 August 2012). "London 2012 Olympics diary: three countries have failed to send any female athletes". The Telegraph. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Mairs, Gavin (1 August 2012). "London 2012 Olympics: Winston Gordon and Sally Conway's hopes of ending British judo gloom dashed". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  5. ^ Rondouba, Brillant (17 January 2016). "La Tchadienne Carine NGARLEMDANA remporte la médaille d'or au Tournoi International de Cergy France" [Chadian Carine NGARLEMDANA won the gold medal at the International Tournament France Cergy]. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Hinikissia Albertine Ndikert
Flagbearer for   Chad
London 2012
Succeeded by
Bibiro Ali Taher