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Hedvig Karakas (born 21 February 1990) is a Hungarian judoka.[1] She is a World Championship bronze medalist, and multi-time European medalist (silver in 2015, and bronze in 2009 and 2010).[2] She competed in the Women's 57 kg event at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.[3][4]

Hedvig Karakas
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Born (1990-02-21) 21 February 1990 (age 29)
Szolnok, Hungary

In 2009, she won bronze at the World Championships, and the gold medal at the World Junior Championships.[2]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she beat Concepción Bellorín by uchi-mata, then beat future Olympic gold medalist Rafaela Silva, before losing to Corina Căprioriu. Because Căprioriu reached the final, Karakas was entered into the repechage. There she beat Irina Zabludina but lost her bronze medal match to Automne Pavia.[4]

At the 2016 Olympics, Karakas beat Rushana Nurjavova and Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard before losing to Rafaela Silva. As Silva reached the final, Karakas was entered into the repechage, where she lost to Lien Chen-ling.[4]


  1. ^ "Hedvig Karakas". judoinside. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Telma Monteiro grabs her fifth European title defeating Hedvig Karakas". Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  3. ^ "London 2012: Hedvig Karakas". London 2012. Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "Sports Reference: Hedvig Karakas". Sports Reference. Retrieved 17 March 2019.