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Schmutz ends professional career in Munich

Schmutz (seen here at the Sydney Olympics) came in ninth at the Munich judo world championships Keystone Archive

The Swiss judoka, Isabelle Schmutz, has decided to end her career as a professional. She made the decision after finishing ninth in the under-52 kg category at Germany's world judo championships on Saturday.

This content was published on July 28, 2001 - 18:15

Schmutz, who was runner-up in this year's European championships in Paris, won her first match against Armenia's Narjaran. She was subsequently overpowered by Japan's Yuri Yukosawa.

Following this defeat, Schmutz won against the United States' Charlee Minkin in a repechage round. However she was then beaten by China's Liu Yxian, who came third in the Sydney Olympics.

Schmutz's compatriot, Lena Göldi, was unable to progress beyond the first round. She lost to the Austrian Sabrina Filzmoser.

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