Florent Urani appointed as coach of Paris Saint-Germain judo

Paris Saint-Germain Judo is pleased to announce the arrival of Florent Urani, 31, as coach.

As a judoka, Florent Urani participated in three national finals at junior level. In 2009, he won the title of French champion before obtaining European silver and world bronze in the -60kg. category. 

These performances enabled him to join the international senior circuit (11 medals from 2010 to 2017) and the French team. With the tricolour judogi, the new Les Rouge et Bleu technician competed in the European Games in Baku in 2015. In terms of team results, he finished third at the 2014 European Championships before winning the continental title the following year.

Florent Urani became a coach when his career as a judoka ended in 2019, and led his FLAM 91 protégés to national and international titles - most notably Chloé Devictor, who was crowned world junior champion last October, and Shirine Boukli, European champion in 2020 and a starter at the last Olympic Games in Tokyo.   

 

FLORENT URANI

 

Profil

Born : August 3rd, 1990 in Châteauroux

Nationality : French

Senior categories : -66 kg et -73 kg

 

Career as athlete

1997-2001       ASL Nice

2001-2003      Nice Élite Judo

2003-2012      Nice Judo

2012-2016       Sainte-Geneviève Sports Judo

2016-2018       US Orléans LJJ

2018-2019       Olympique Judo Nice

 

 

Career as coach

2019-2021         FLAM 91

 

Honours individual

Universiades 2017 silver medallist (-73kg)
Universiades 2011 bronze medallist (-66kg)
World championships juniors 2009 bronze medallist (-60kg)

European championships juniors 2009 runner-up (-60kg)

French champonships 2016 bronze medallist (-73kg)
French senior runner-up 2012 (-73kg)

French university champion 2010 (-66kg)

French junior champion 2009 (-60kg)

French junior runner-up 2008 (-60kg)

French junior runner-up 2007 (-55kg)

French cadet champion 2006 (-50kg)

 

Honours in team

European team champion 2015 (-73kg)
European championships 2014 bronze medallist (-73kg)
European championships 2012 bronze medallist (-73kg)