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Elkhan Mammadov (35) second oldest man to capture the European title

22 Apr 2017 21:25

Elkhan Mammadov is back on top. The 35-year old Azeri judoka won the European title in Warsaw; it was a surprise victory, but well deserved. With impressive, energetic judo, he captured the gold medal over top competitors, such as World number one Elmar Gasimov and Michael Korrel. Read more

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French Audrey Tcheumeo earns fourth European title

22 Apr 2017 20:15

French judoka Audrey Tcheumeo won the European title in Warsaw against against Dutch World number one Guusje Steenhuis. This is her fourth European title. In the dream final, Steenhuis struck first with a ko-soto/o-uchi combination, driving Tcheumeo nearly to the edge of the mat, scoring a waza-ari. Tcheumeo, however, fought back and scored with just over a half-minute remaining in the contest and finished Steenhuis 20 seconds with a strong counter for ippon. Read more

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Aleksandar Kukolj claims first ever European title for Serbia

22 Apr 2017 17:15

Aleksandar Kukolj defeated Alex Clerget in the anticipated final at the European Championships in Warsaw. The numbers one and two of the seeding list reached the final. Kukolj really managed to continue his successful season. With fine groundwork, he got Clerget into an osaekomi, even producing an armlock, which made Clerget tap out. Read more

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Sanne van Dijke debuts with European title U70kg

21 Apr 2017 21:55

Dutch Sanne van Dijke is the new European champion in Warsaw for women U70kg. The Dutch woman, who made her debut at the senior European Championships, surprised all with the title and wiped away a more difficult period in her career. Although her bronze medal at the Grand Slam in Paris was a good sign of her status, a European title was more than expected. Read more

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Alan Khubetsov takes over European title U81kg from Khalmurzaev

21 Apr 2017 18:35

Alan Khubetsov of Russia is the new European Champion. The number eight in the world defeated Dominic Ressel of Germany in the final U81kg in Warsaw. Khubetsov’s win was quite a surprise, but the Russian team is doing well in general. Khubetsov took silver at the Grand Prix in Tbilisi in April and was the number four seed because of his good 2016 showing. Read more

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Hidayet Heydarov sets unique record with fourth different European title

21 Apr 2017 17:35

The European title for men U73kg went to Azerbaijan. New kid Hidayet Heydarov, who made his transition from U66kg to U73kg quickly, took the European title in his final against Musa Mogushkov. It was a unique European title. Like yesterday, with the youngster Bilodid, today another historical moment occurred in Europe with the fourth different age title by one person. Hidayet Heydarov is the first man to do it. Read more

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Tina Trstenjak hunted by Pinot in great European final U63kg

21 Apr 2017 17:05

Tina Trstenjak successfully defended her European title in Warsaw. The Slovenian European, World, and Olympic champion won her final against Margaux Pinot of France. This year she defeated Pinot at the Grand Slam, but this match was completely different and stretched into a battle of 8 minutes 29 seconds. Read more

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