Szandra Szögedi was born on 19 October 1988 in Hungary and will represent Ghana in judo during the Olympics. This will be the first time Ghana will be represented by a female judoka at the Olympic Games.
Szögedi lives in England and will compete in the middleweight class (63 kg) at the Olympics. The Hungarian-born athlete won a total of seven medals while competing for Ghana, including three gold and four bronze.
Female Judoka of the Year
Thanks to her outstanding performance, she was crowned ‘Female Judoka of the Year’ by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana.