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Dutch Amber Gersjes takes European and World title this year

18 Oct 2017 19:10

Dutch Junior European champion Amber Gersjes was crowned Junior world champion on Wednesday as the Dutch ace now rules the continent and the world. At the World Junior Championships in Zagreb Gersjes bested Junior European Championships silver medallist Laura Martinez Abelenda of Spain as the continental adversaries became rivals on the world stage. Read more


Taigo Sugimoto stays undefeated for Japan in final against Huseynov

18 Oct 2017 18:55

The largest weight category on day one of the World Junior Championships, with a whopping 47 judoka, saw Japan come to the fore as 19-year-old All Japan Junior Championships winner Sugimoto Taigo was the source of his country’s second world title. Sugimoto rose to the occasion in his first IJF event as he defeated 19-year-old Junior European Championships winner Karamat Huseynov (AZE) after 30 seconds of golden score. Read more


Jaba Papinashvili pips peers for Georgian victory

18 Oct 2017 18:25

Georgian youngster Jaba Papinashvili sent his country’s flag to the rafters and his stock to an all-time high by winning the first male final at the World Junior Championships in Zagreb. Papinashvili had too much attacking threat for former Junior European Championships winner Natig Gurbanli (AZE) as he launched a series of committed movements that troubled the Azeri. Read more

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