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Filipa Cavalleri

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Filipa Lopes Celestino Soares Cavalleri (born December 6, 1973 in Lisbon) is a former Portuguese judoka in the lightweight category, the weight class up to 56 kilograms, from 1998 up to 57 kilograms.

Filipa Cavalleri was Portuguese champion nine times in a row from 1991 to 1999. In 1991 she won a silver medal at the Junior European Championships. At the 1992 Olympics she won and lost two fights each and finished in ninth place. In 1993, she reached the semi-finals at the European Championships, finishing fifth after two losses. A year later she was fifth again. Her greatest success was the bronze medal at the World Championships in 1995. After a defeat in the round of 16 against the Brazilian Danielle Zangrando she won three fights in the hope round.

At the 1996 Olympics, she was defeated in her first bout by Huang Ai-Chun of Taiwan. Four years later she was also eliminated in the first fight at the 2000 Olympics, this time against Cinzia Cavazzuti of Italy.[1] In 1997 Filipa Cavallerin won her only World Cup tournament in Budapest.

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  1. Fight record at judoinside.com