Nefeli Papadakis Olympic Dream



Ranked 26 in the World

Ranked #1 in USA

Sr. Pan-American Bronze Medalist

3x Senior National Champion

3rd Place Continental Championships

5th Place at Atalya Grand Prix

5th Place at Montreal Grand Prix

5th at Tashkent Grand Prix


Coming Tournaments Locations:

Grand Slam: Brazil - October 2019

Grand Slam: United Arab Emirates - October 2019

Grand Slam: Japan - December 2019

Perth - Australia - 2019

Grand Prix: Israel - January 2020

Grand Slam: France - February 2020

Grand Slam: Germany - February 2020

Grand Slam: Russia - March 2020



Click the “Donate Here” to be directed to Nefeli’s PayPal account. Enter the donation amount and log into your PayPal account to authorize. We will list all donors on this page to show apprecatation.

The link below lists the Olympic world rankings, Nefeli is #26:


Nefeli is wearing blue uniform


Nefeli Papadakis has been competing in Judo since she was 5 years told. She quickly became a fierce competitor as the years have passed and her skills increased. She has completed in tournaments in the US and around the world. Years of hard work and dedication has paid off as she is currently holding a place within the top 32 Judo fighters in the world, rank 26. Her dream is to fight in the 2020 Olympics hosted in Japan. Only the top 32 qualifying fighters are accepted into the Olympics that is based on standings in May of 2020. To maintain her world ranking she must travel the globe to fight in international tournaments and competitions. There are several major tournaments she must attend to have a fighting chance to increase or maintain her current ranking. Her rank will drop if she misses an opportunity to compete.

Nefeli requires assistance to pay for her traveling expenses to complete around the world. Expenses like airfare, hotel, and meals, which all adds up quickly as these are international locations. We ask for your help by giving her the fighting chance to achieve her dream to compete on the World’s stage in 2020. A PayPal account has been created where you can make donations directly to her. We will continue to update this page with her traveling and world ranking.

We are currently working on creating other methods to accept donations. You may click the button above to use PayPal or contact our chapter to request their home mailing address. We wanted to ensure her family’s privacy by not listing their mailing address. We are more than willing to share with all all the donors on this page to acknowledge and show thanks for their thoughtfulness.


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Nefeli is wearing white uniform



BRONZE: Up to $100

Gold: $250 & Above

SILVER: $100 to $250