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Olympic Information

    Debut

Recent Performances

  • 1st (U/57kg) - 2012 Oceania Championships (Cairns, Australia)
  • 9th (U/57kg) - 2012 Budapest World Cup event (Budapest, Hungary)
  • 9th (U/57kg) - 2011 Tokyo Grand Slam (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 2nd (U/57kg) - 2011 Apia World Cup (Apia, Western Samoa)
  • 3rd (U/57kg) - 2011 US Open (Miami, USA)

Career Highlights

  • Winning the 2012 Oceania Championships to secure my spot at my first Olympic Games in London.
  • Competing in Australia's first ever women's freestyle wrestling team at the Delhi Commonwealth Games in India 2010.
  • Making the gold medal fight at the 2011 Apia World Cup after defeating former Olympic gold medallist Isabel Fernandez in the semi-final.

Interesting Facts

  • Carli Renzi took up Judo at the age of 7 after her father's love for the sport was passed down to her. She began competing in the mixed U/20kg division and would beat many of the boys she fought.
  • After winning her first Australian Championship in 2000 in the U/52kg division, she moved up a weight division to fight in the U/57kg class where she won the Australian Championships in the 2005, 2006 and 2007. Renzi won her first Oceania Championship in 2006.
  • In an effort to add an extra dimension to her arsenal of weapons leading into the selection for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Renzi took up wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Despite missing out on her first Olympics in Beijing, she was a part of Australia's first women's freestyle wrestling team that competed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Renzi finished 6th in the U/59kg division.
  • After fighting in some of the toughest tournaments throughout Europe and Asia at the end of 2011 and start of the Olympic year, Renzi took out the 2012 Oceania Championships to book her ticket on the plane to London to compete at her first Olympic Games.

Sport

Years on national team

12

Coach

Daniel Kelly (2003 - current)
Maria Pekli (2003 - current)

Primary Training Base

Melbourne, Australia

Secondary Training Base

Canberra, Australia

Club

Dominance Mixed Martial Arts (VIC, Australia)

Institute/Academy

Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra

Education

Primary

St Mary's Primary School, Greensborough (VIC, Australia)

Secondary

Eltham College of Education (VIC, Australia)

Tertiary

Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (Finance) - Deakin University (2001 - 2005)


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