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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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European Judo Championships Preview U48kg: New challengers vs common elite

19 Apr 2017 00:20

The European Judo Championships in Warsaw will have a few nice clashes in the U48kg category. The surprising number one seed is Milica Nikolic of Serbia. In a long era where Alina Dumitru (ROU), Éva Csernoviczki (HUN), and Charline Van Snick (BEL) dominated, this lightweight class features some new names to watch. Read more

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European Judo Championships Preview U60kg: Safarov's second attempt

18 Apr 2017 23:55

At the first day of the European Championships in Warsaw the category for men U60kg will take place with a number of favourites. The only Olympic medallist in Rio (Champion and Beslan Mudranov) is missing, but there’s enough competition remaining with Orkhan Safarov, the world number one from Azerbaijan, who lost the final last year to Walide Khyar of France. Read more

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Sarah Asahina earns spot at Japanese team with national title

17 Apr 2017 12:50

Sarah Asahina punched her ticket for the world judo championships by winning the national women’s championship on Sunday in Yokohama. In the Japanese team for the World Championships in August in Budapest, Sarah Asahina (+78kg), Funa Tonaki (U48kg) and Ai Shishime (U52kg) were confirmed by the technical staff. Read more

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