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 47yearold Italian kayaker competed in her last race Thursday, finishing fifth in the final of the K1 500meters 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 500meter K1 final. The 47yearold Idem, who first competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, when...