By the time that the German 2004 Olympic Playboy issue had hit the stands, judoku Romy Tarangul had already been eliminated from the judo competition. The Beijing Games were the 31 year old Romy’s first Olympic competition but she’s no stranger to international judo. She won a silver medal in the 2008 European Championships and a first place early this year in the World Cup in Bulgaria.
Romy competed in the 53kg competition. In her opening round, she defeated Zinura Djuraeva of Uzbekistan. Following the win, she lost to Misato Nakamura of Japan which dropped Romy into the Repechage where she was eliminated by Ilse Heylen of Belgium.