Corina Căprioriu

Corina Căprioriu (Romanian pronunciation: [koˈrina kəpriˈorju]; born 18 July 1986) is a Romanian judoka.[1] She has competed under the name Corina Ștefan since her 2016 marriage to Romanian wrestler Gheorghiță Ștefan.[2][3]

Corina Căprioriu Ștefan
Personal information
Birth nameCorina Oana Căprioriu
Full nameCorina Oana Ștefan
Born (1986-07-18) 18 July 1986 (age 33)
Lugoj, Romania
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
Country Romania
ClubCSM Cluj-Napoca

Căprioriu won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She lost in the final against Japan’s Kaori Matsumoto after being disqualified (hansoku) during the golden score period in the women’s -57 kg weight class.[4]

She also won the bronze medal in the lightweight division at the 2011 World Judo Championships. Caprioriu was European Champion in 2010 and bronze in 2011. She booked multiple World cup titles since 2010.

She managed to qualify in the final at the 2015 World Judo Championships where she met her opponent from the 2012 Summer Olympics, Kaori Matsumoto. She lost after the Japanese scored a waza-ari. She is the current World No.1 at the Women's -57 kg category.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Corina Căprioriu". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Judoka Corina Căprioriu s-a căsătorit cu luptătorul Ștefan Gheorghiță" [Judoka Corina Caprioriu married fighter Stefan Gheorghita]. (in Romanian). 26 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Nuntă mare în sportul românesc! Judoka Corina Căprioriu s-a căsătorit! Se lasă cu lupte în familie!" [Great wedding in Romanian sport! Judoka Corina Caprioriu married! Let them fight in the family!]. (in Romanian). 26 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Olympic judo: Japan's Kaori Matsumoto takes -57kg judo gold". BBC. 30 July 2012.

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