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U23 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY TWO WELCOMES BACK PAST CHAMPIONS

Amidst day one of the U23 European Championships, we are already considering who will pick up medals on the second day!  The Dutch team are putting in a strong performance with their junior team and U23 additions, tomorrow the -70kg category will see #1 seed Margit DE VOOGD continue the takeover. She is the 2019…

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YOUNGEST ENTRY VAN LIESHOUT TAKES GOLD FOR NETHERLANDS

In a phenomenal effort, Joanne VAN LIESHOUT of the Netherlands took gold in the -63kg category. The Dutch athlete was already celebrating both a bronze medal in the Junior European Championships and the fact it was her birthday yesterday, turning 18 years-old. I don’t know what to say, I wasn’t expecting to win the gold…

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CROATIA DELIGHTED WITH UNEXPECTED GOLD FROM CVJETKO

Maya GOSHEN (ISR) didn’t realise her potential in the Junior Europeans when seeded #1, going out in the first contest. In a complete turn around, she found herself in the final of the -70kg category today against home favourite, Lara CVJETKO (CRO) who went from strength to strength in the first part of the day.…

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EXCITEMENT BUILDS AS DAY ONE OF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS DRAWS CLOSE

-48kg Current World Masters champion and gold medal winner at last month’s Budapest Grand Slam, Distria KRASNIQI (KOS) looks unstoppable and it will take an almighty effort to upset the form book. In the absence of defending champion Daria BILODID (UKR), Krasniqi will likely be tested by Irina DOLGOVA (RUS) gold medal winner in 2018,…

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WORLD TITANS ARE IN FOR A SHOWDOWN IN PRAGUE

-63kg The clear favourite for this category is current World Champion Clarisse AGBEGNENOU (FRA). Four World titles and four European gold medals are already part of the story that will undoubtedly one day see Agbegnenou in the IJF Hall of Fame. Only the Olympic title eludes her at present and she is determined to add…

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PRESIDENT ADDRESSES MEMBER FEDERATIONS AHEAD OF CONGRESS

Today, the EJU Member Federations received the EJU congress agenda, – which will be held on the 16th of December – reports and finally, candidacies for the names of General Secretary, General Treasurer and President, as well as the team of the Executive Committee.  President Mr Sergey Soloveychik is very proud of current team during…

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INVITATION: VIRTUAL PRESS CONFERENCE WITH SERGEY SOLOVEYCHIK

The EJU and the Czech Judo Federation would like to inform you about the virtual press conference. Subject: European Judo Championships Date: 17th November, 15:30 CET Join the Virtual Press Conference (Google Meet) Please make sure you have a microphone connected or active on your computer. Do not ask questions via the chat as we…

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MADSEN – THE ‘DANE’ HAS MADE HIS ‘MARK’

Mathias MADSEN of Denmark had resounding success last week in Croatia in the U23 European Championships, taking the first European title in any age category for his country. Not only was his judo impressive and achievement of equal appraisal but he overcame previous defeats to conquer the -100kg category and make history.  Starting in his…

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KRPALEK HOPES TO TAKE EUROPEAN TITLE AT HOME ON DAY THREE

-78kg European Champion in 2018 and current World Champion Madeleine MALONGA (FRA) is top seed and may take some comfort (if indeed she needs it) in the absence of her team mates World Masters gold medal winner Fanny Estelle POSVITE (FRA) and four times European Champion Audrey TCHEUMEO (FRA). Challenging Malonga will be the German…

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🖥‼️Dont miss the draw today at 18:00!!!
‼️‼️🖥 Final block will start at 16:00. All fights on one tatami.

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EUROPE’S BEST SHOW UP ON DAY ONE OF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

It was certainly a different atmosphere on day one of the Senior European Championships in Prague with more regulations in place and high expectations of the national federation, EJU, delegations and finally athletes to keep each other safe.  With many only just returning to competition following lockdown, it was possibly inevitable that more than half…

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STERPU TAKES FIRST EUROPEAN TITLE FOR MOLDOVA

There was a trend today of two types.  Both male gold medallists, Victor STERPU (MDA) and Tato GRIGALASHVILI (GEO) were in sync, both became Junior European Champions last year, U23 European Champions last week, and today completed the European collection with blinding senior performances.  Sterpu made history in the -73kg category today as he took…

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MALONGA AND DICKO COMPLETE FIVE-COUNT GOLD HAUL FOR FRENCH

It was impossible to make a prediction in the -78kg category, Luise MALZAHN (GER) and Madeleine MALONGA (FRA) have a back and forth situation, with the former holding the lead at 5:4 and the latter being the current World Champion. Today, Malonga evened the score on the books and took her second European title, and…

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IGOLNIKOV RETURNS TO DOMINATE HIS FIELD

Mikhail IGOLNIKOV (RUS) has made his point and has taken back his place in the -90kg category, repeating his 2018 European Championship success.  Following an astounding performance in Budapest last month, it is unsurprising we see him champion this weight class once again.  The Russian was off to a slow start, perhaps still adjusting to…

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IGOLNIKOV RETURNS TO DOMINATE HIS FIELD

Mikhail IGOLNIKOV (RUS) has made his point and has taken back his place in the -90kg category, repeating his 2018 European Championship success.  Following an astounding performance in Budapest last month, it is unsurprising we see him champion this weight class once again.  The Russian was off to a slow start, perhaps still adjusting to…

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SPANISH ELECTIONS SEE JUAN CARLOS BARCOS REMAIN AT THE HELM

The Royal Spanish Federation held a General Assembly on the 22nd of November and have announced that Juan Carlos Barcos, has been re-elected president of the RFEJYDA for the 2020-2024 cycle.  In a ceremony held on Sunday morning, the only candidate has been reelected and proclaimed president with 69 votes in favour. The assembly members…

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