- Certified dietitian since 2010
- 3rd Dan judo & certfied judo coach
- European Champion
Chasing my dreams in judo
My dream was always to become an Olympic champion. Unfortunately this didn’t work out for me. I got badly injured at the wrong time and spend most of the Olympic qualification in rehab. This doesn’t mean I’m not happy with what I did achieve. It’s been an amazing journey in which I had a lot of fun and I learned a lot.
The question of what the highlight of my career was is not that easy to answer. I could say my European title U23, but this was just the beginning. Winning the Grand Prix in Qingdao was a magical moment for me and taking bronze 6 days later in the famous Grand Slam in Tokyo made it even better.
In 2014 I climbed up to the 5th place in the Worlds Ranking List. In European Championships for seniors I finished twice 5th once under the Belgian and once under the Israeli flag. In total I made 30 international medals of which 11 first places and won 7 national titles.
Interview about the road to Rio: Road to Rio: Amelie Rosseneu – EJU
Full list of results: Judoinside Amelie Rosseneu
Accomplishments as dietitian
As dietitian and professional athlete I was continuously trying to improve my performance with nutrition. My career in judo brought me many field expertise, I witnessed the problems athletes are dealing with from the first row and went through a lot of them myself.
Already as a student I wrote an article about cutting weight for the magazine of the Flemish dietitian association. After my studies, I co-wrote a scientific article about my thesis in the Journal of Combat Sports and Martial Arts and one year later presented a poster about it at the European Science of Judo Symposium in Chelyabinsk (Russia). In the meantime I published a serie of articles in the magazine of the Flemish judo federation and gave lectures about nutrition in judo for the project “Sport healthy”.
My first big project was to write and teach the trainer course about nutrition for judo in Belgium. My second project is even bigger: Two years ago I started writing a book about nutrition and combat sports. I’m very excited that this book is about to get published.
I work with athletes of all levels as well as non-athletes. It feels pretty amazing when your client wins a world title, but it also brings much pleasure when a person improves his lifestyle and loses 30 kg.
To read my articles check out: Articles
My first book about nutrition and combat sports will get published in the second half of 2017. Furthermore I’m looking to expand my business and help more athletes to achieve their goals.