Josefa Idem

  • Italian kayaker Idem retires after 8 Olympics August 10, 2012

    London: After eight Olympics and five medals, Josefa Idem is finally hanging up the paddle. The 47-year-old Italian kayaker competed in her last race Thursday, finishing fifth in the final of the K-1 500-meters at the London Olympics, competing against opponents nearly half her age. Idem crossed the line in 1 minute,...
  • Josefa Idem 1st woman to compete in 8 Olympics August 7, 2012

    Windsor, England: Italian kayaker Josefa Idem became the first woman to compete in eight Olympic Games — and marked the occasion on Tuesday by upstaging a host of younger rivals to qualify for the flagship 500-meter K-1 final. The 47-year-old Idem, who first competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, when...