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Daria Bilodid grabs unique double European title in one year

16 Sep 2016 17:50

Daria Bilodid of the Ukraine became the first judoka who won both the Junior European title as well as the Cadet European title in one year. The tall Ukrainian talent is just 15 years young and one of the youngest European Junior Champions. Out of 56 champions who won both titles in one year. In the final U48kg in Malaga Bilodid defeated Daria Pichkaleva of Russia. Read more

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Surprising finals at Junior European Championships in Malaga

16 Sep 2016 16:00

Two Georgians, two Azeri, two Russian judoka and an all French final U48kg is the result of the Preliminaries of the Junior European Championships in Malaga. The first day delivered some good finals. None of last year’s finallists were able to qualify for the finals again, that says enough about the strength. Read more

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Big teams and big expectations at European Junior Championships

16 Sep 2016 11:45

The Netherlands was the glorious winner of the previous European Judo Championships held in Oberwart, Austria. With four gold medals the Dutch team finished for the talents of Georgia (3) while France and Hungary won two European Junior titles. Read more

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Medals at European Junior Championships is the basis for senior success

16 Sep 2016 10:45

This week the European Junior Championships will take place in Malaga in Spain. At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, 51 former European Junior Champions participated. Of course triple European Junior champion Beka Gviniashvili and double champions Irina Dolgova, Kayra Sayit, Dilara Lokmanhekim, Abigel Joo, Audrey Tcheumeo, Varlam Liparteliani, Odette Giuffrida and Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi. Read more

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Paralympian judoka Jorge Lencina failed an out-of-competition test

14 Sep 2016 19:30

Paralympian judoka Jorge Lencina failed an out-of-competition test in Rio on 8 September and has been provisionally suspended. Read more

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Japanese womens headcoach Mitsutoshi Nanjo resigns

14 Sep 2016 11:05

Japanese women’s headcoach Mitsutoshi Nanjo resigned after being headcoach since 2012, installed after the Olympic Games of London. In Rio at the Olympic Games Nanjo was responsible for the five medals in the Japanese women’s team including the gold of Haruka Tachimoto where he was personally involved as coach. Read more

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2015 European Junior Champion Frank de Wit (20) won’t defend title

14 Sep 2016 08:50

Six out of 16 European Junior Champions of last year in Oberwart are now senior. Walide Khyar stunned everyone later this year by snatching the Senior European title in Kazan in April. Larissa Groenwold won the European Open last week in Tallinn where also Lucy Renshall won, she also took gold in Oberwart last year. Read more

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