Daria Gennadievna Beloded (Ukrainian Dar’ya Gennadiyivna Bilodid) – Ukrainian judoka, international master of sports, bronze medalist of the 2023 Olympic Games, European champion and two-time world champion.
Sports community. Dynamo.
Trainers. Kuznetsova Svetlana, Beloded Gennady.
Place of Birth. Education. She was born on October 10, 2000 in Kiev in the family of the famous judoka Gennady Beloded and his wife Svetlana Kuznetsova. In 2017 she entered the Faculty of Journalism at the University. Shevchenko.
Sports career. Since childhood, she followed in her father’s footsteps. Her parents became her trainers.
In 2015, she achieved her first significant successes, winning the national championship in her age category, and then the European and world championships.
In March 2017 she won her first “adult” gold medal at the open Continental Cup in Prague.
On April 20, 2017, Daria Beloded became the champion at the European Championships in Warsaw in the weight category up to 48 kilograms, she defeated Russian Irina Dolgova in the final. On the way to the final, Daria also defeated Maria Persian (Russia), Milica Nikolic (Serbia) and Eva Chernovetski (Hungary). At the adult level, this was only her second competition.
In 2018, speaking at the World Championships, Beloded started immediately in the second round, where she defeated Distriya Krasniki (Republic of Kosovo) with a mark by Vasari. Then she won early victories by ippon over Yao Xiong (China) and Galbadrakhyn Otgonsetseg from Kazakhstan, which she lost at the 2017 World Championship. In the semifinals, Daria won a Vasari victory over Rio 2016 Olympic champion Paula Pareto (Argentina). In the final against the reigning world champion Funa Tanaka (Japan), the Ukrainian won ippon in the third minute of the bout, becoming the world champion at 17 years and 11 months. She broke the previous age record held by Japanese woman Reek Tamura, who became world champion in 1993 when she was 18 years old and 1 month old. Thus, the Ukrainian became the youngest world champion in the history of judo, both among men and women.
Highest achievements. Champion of Ukraine U16 – 2014
World Champion U18 – 2015
Champion of Ukraine U17 – 2014, 2015
Champion of Ukraine U21 – 2015, 2016
European Champion U18 – 2015, 2016
European Champion U21 – 2016
Winner of the European Cup U18 Zagreb – 2015, Teplice – 2015, Cluj-Napoca – 2015, Zagreb – 2016, Teplice – 2016
Silver medalist of the European Cup U21 Kaunas – 2016, Paks – 2016
Champion of Ukraine U18 – 2015, 2016, 2017
Winner of EROPEAN OPEN Prague – 2017
Bronze medalist GRAND PRIX Hoh-Hoto – 2017
European Champion – 2017
Winner of GRAND PRIX The Hague – 2017, Tunisia – 2018
World Champion – 2018
At the 2019 pre-Olympic World Championships, which was held in Tokyo, she won a gold medal, beating Japanese athlete Funa Tanaka in the final.
On July 24, 2023 Daria Beloded received the first medal for the Ukrainian team at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. In the weight category up to 48 kilograms, the 20-year-old athlete won the bronze medal, defeating Israeli Shira Rishon.
September 28, 2023