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European Judo Championships Preview U81kg: New champion in the make

19 Apr 2017 10:25

The European Championships in Warsaw will have a new European Champion U81kg. Reigning champion and Olympic champion Khasan Khalmurzaev skips the European Championships in Warsaw and last year’s runner-up Avtandili Tchrikishvili didn’t even get the chance to participate in his new category U90kg. Read more

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European Judo Championships Preview U70kg: new generation will take it

19 Apr 2017 10:05

None of the top eight U70kg of the Olympic Games in Rio will appear at the European Championships in Warsaw. That leaves space for a new generation. In this case, a new generation of juniors. They have all taken medals, but it is Marie Eve Gahie who has one of the best transitions to the senior division. The French champion claimed silver at the Grand Prix in Düsseldorf in 2017. At the draw, she is the highest seed in Warsaw. Read more

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European Judo Championships Preview U73kg: Rematch of Orujov vs Shavdatuashvili?

19 Apr 2017 09:45

Three European medallist at the Olympic Games in Rio in the category for men U73kg, but no one could touch Shohei Ono, the star from Japan. Rustam Orujov came close winning the silver, as we can’t say he lost the Olympic title. Who will be the European Champion this year in Warsaw? Read more

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European Judo Championships Preview U63kg: Classic matches with history

19 Apr 2017 09:35

The category U63kg is a European division with Olympic Champion Tina Trstenjak who is always in for a battle with her rivals Agbegnenou, Unterwurzacher, Trajdos, and Schlesinger. Even though Olympic medallists Yarden Gerbi (ISR) and Anicka van Emden (NED) either won’t compete or retired, the competition is quite severe and there are lots of women with good confidence that they can be a showcase at this event. Read more

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European Judo Championships Preview U57kg: Receveaux and Gjakova favourite

19 Apr 2017 09:30

French title contender Helene Receveaux is the number one seed U57kg. She’s experienced, she won major tournament, but never won a European medal. Exactly that is the goal for the European Championships mission of Receveaux. Last year her mission to make it to the Olympic Games failed in Kazan when Pavia won the title and Receveaux finished fifth. Now the cards are flushed again and Receveaux will face some new opponents. Read more

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European Judo Championships Preview U52kg: Kelmendi for the triple

19 Apr 2017 09:05

Majlinda Kelmendi is the best ambassador of Kosovo. At the European Championships in Warsaw Kelmendi will start as the number one seed and, despite her Olympic title, she will be eager to win her third European championship and keep the title in Kosovo. But even that isn’t as easy as it looks with a few eager challengers seeking revenge. Read more

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European Judo Championships Preview U66kg: Margvelashvili going for the double

19 Apr 2017 01:30

Italy won the Olympic title in Rio by Fabio Basile. The Italian stallion took a year off to earn some real money and we will focus on the other favourites in the category for men U66kg. In Warsaw some great athletes will appear, such as current European Champion Vazha Margvelashvili. Read more

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