Mark Huizinga

Mark Huizinga (born 10 September 1973) is a Dutch judoka and Olympic champion.

Mark Huizinga
Mark Huizinga (2008-08-25).jpg
Personal information
Born10 September 1973 (1973-09-10) (age 47)
Vlaardingen, Netherlands
Huizinga at the 2005 European Championships

Huizinga was born in Vlaardingen, Zuid-Holland in Netherlands in 1973. He won the gold medal in the men's under 90 kg class at the 2000 Summer Olympics by defeating Brazil's Carlos Honorato by ippon. He took bronze at the 1996 and 2004 Summer Olympics. Other laurels include five European Championships and a bronze medal at the 2005 World Judo Championships. Huizinga retired after the 2008 Olympics.


On 20 January 2010, Huizinga participated in De Nationale IQ test (The National IQ test) of Dutch broadcaster BNN, an informal quiz/comedy show. He was rated with an intelligence quotient of 142, an all-time record on the show.[1]


  1. ^ "BNN's Nationale IQ test 2010, dutch celebrities (Dutch)". BNN. Retrieved 2010-07-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[permanent dead link]

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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Nico Rienks
Flagbearer for   Netherlands
Athens 2004
Succeeded by
Jeroen Delmee