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Bettina Plank
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Bettina Plank in 2017
Personal information
Born 24 February 1992 (1992-02-24) (age 29)
Sport
Country Austria
Sport Karate
Weight class 50 kg

Bettina Plank (born 24 February 1992) is an Austrian karateka. She won one of the bronze medals in the women's 55 kg event at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

In 2019, she won the gold medal in the women's kumite 50 kg event at the 2019 European Games held in Minsk, Belarus. In 2015, she won the silver medal in that event at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. In the final, she lost against Serap Özçelik of Turkey.

She also won medals at the European Karate Championships on several occasions.

Career

She won one of the bronze medals in the women's 50 kg kumite event at the 2011 European Karate Championships held in Zürich, Switzerland. In 2014, she won the silver medal in her event at the 2014 European Karate Championships held in Tampere, Finland.

In 2015, she won the gold medal in the women's 50 kg kumite event at the 2015 European Karate Championships held in Istanbul, Turkey. She also won one of the bronze medals in the women's team kumite event.

In 2017, she competed in the women's kumite 50 kg event at the 2017 World Games held in Wrocław, Poland without winning a medal. She won one match and lost two matches in the elimination round and she did not advance to compete in the semi-finals. In 2018, she won one of the bronze medals in the women's kumite 50 kg event at the 2018 World Karate Championships held in Madrid, Spain.

In 2021, she competed at the World Olympic Qualification Tournament held in Paris, France hoping to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. She did not qualify at this tournament but she was able to qualify via continental representation soon after. She won one of the bronze medals in the women's 55 kg event.

Achievements

Year Competition Venue Rank Event
2011 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 3rd Kumite 50 kg
2014 European Championships Tampere, Finland 2nd Kumite 50 kg
2015 European Championships Istanbul, Turkey 1st Kumite 50 kg
3rd Team kumite
European Games Baku, Azerbaijan 2nd Kumite 50 kg
2016 World Championships Linz, Austria 3rd Kumite 50 kg
2017 European Championships İzmit, Turkey 3rd Kumite 50 kg
2018 European Championships Novi Sad, Serbia 2nd Kumite 50 kg
World Championships Madrid, Spain 3rd Kumite 50 kg
2019 European Championships Guadalajara, Spain 2nd Kumite 50 kg
European Games Minsk, Belarus 1st Kumite 50 kg
2021 Summer Olympics Tokyo, Japan 3rd Kumite 55 kg
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