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Israel to host 2018 European Judo championships

20 Apr 2017 23:30

The European Judo championship is taking place at present in Poland. At the same time the European Judo Union announced that the next championship will take place in Israel. Last year Israel hosted the European U23 Championships in Tel Aviv. Read more

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Daria Bilodid second youngest ever European champion

20 Apr 2017 18:20

An absolute fairytale was the victory for 16-year young Daria Bilodid of the Ukraine. What a tremendous surprise for the tall youngster who won almost all competitions in Europe and can still go for the European Cadet championships, but we guess she will skip that one. The Senior European title is an amazing stunt after defeating the numbers one and two of the ranking list and Russian Irina Dolgova in the final. Read more

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Majlinda Kelmendi not in danger defending her European title

20 Apr 2017 18:15

Majlinda Kelmendi won her third European title. Despite a back injury the Kosovarian was too strong for the rest. Surprise was the final for Alesya Kuznetsova. In her new weight category she is able to reach the top of Europe. Her groundwork is amazing but that was about the danger for Kelmendi. 49 seconds for the end Kelmendi struck with ippon in the final. Nothing to do against Kelmendi who won the title in 2014, 2016 and 2017. Ramos was her only dangerous opponent today. Read more

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Robert Mshvidobadze marks career highlight with surprising European title

20 Apr 2017 18:10

The Russian lightweights are a story apart. This time it was Robert Mshvidobadze who took the European title for men U60kg. Without Olympic champion Beslan Mudranov the Russians still have enough alternatives. Still it was a remarkable performance as Mshvidobadze is not the most successful Russian to say the least, but 20 April became a special day for Mshvidobadze. Read more

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Polish judo veteran Katarzyna Klys can bring in her experience to her last event

19 Apr 2017 17:45

At a press conference just after the draw the Polish outperformer in women’s judo Katarzyna Klys gave her view on her last tournament. After she knew Rio was her last tournament, there was a surprise in 2017. She will turn 31 at 23 April. Klys saw the draw and saw she is in one pool with Nemesis Barbara Matic who beat her three times, but first one of the two talents from either Belgium or Netherlands Willems or Ausma. Read more

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European Judo Championships Preview +100kg: Unseeded Lukas Krpalek seeking for heavyweight gold

19 Apr 2017 14:10

Without Teddy Riner each championships can deliver another medal. The double Olympic champion and 8 time world champion is the missing man at the European Championships in Warsaw on Saturday. Big Teddy is not the only one as Israelian bronze medallist in Rio Or Sasson should normally be counted in for a medal. Still there’s a nice bunch of spectacular judoka who may step in the gap. Read more

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European Judo Championships Preview U100kg: Gasimov and Korrel still without title

19 Apr 2017 13:20

World number one Elmar Gasimov of Azerbaijan is one of the candidates to take over the European title of Henk Grol he doesn’t compete in Warsaw. The European Championships will have a great category U100kg with some of the best players around. Read more

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