Emilia Kanerva Judoka

Emilia Kanerva

Emilia Kanerva

  • Country:Finland
  • Born:16 November 1998 (21 years)
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Finnish super talent in judo Emilia Kanerva became European Cadet Champion U18 in 2015 as second Finnish ever. She took bronze at the EYOF in Tbilisi in 2015 and won a World silver medal in Sarajevo. Meanwhile she collected many Finnish senior titles U57kg and U63kg. She took bronze at the European Cup in Tampere in 2014. She was Nordic cadet champion in 2013 and 2014. She took bronze at the Junior European Championships in 2017 in Maribor.
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Big Finnish team at European Cup in Tampere

30 Sep 2016 09:10

Estonian judoka Juhan Mettis is the absolute record holder of the European Cup in Tampere. He won the European Cup three times and started his four years campaign with bronze. Now he is on a higher level with eleven World Cup medals. Read more

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European Cadet Championships challenge for Finland to build team

30 Jun 2016 15:25

This week the Cadet European Championships will take place in the Finnish city of Vantaa. The Finnish have a strong upcoming team in judo and are proud to have a reigning European champion in Emilia Kanerva who took the title last year in Sofia U57kg. In the past, 16 years ago Johanna Ylinen won the European title in 2000. Same number of countries participating like last year, 41. Only the participants of 423 is little smaller than last year 469 and the lowest since 5 years championships. Read more

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Japanese Takeda Ryoko defeats Finnish Emilia Kanerva U57kg

7 Aug 2015 18:50

At the World Cadet Championships in Sarajevo Japan added another gold medals. Cadet Asian Championships winner Takeda Ryoko (JPN) bested Cadet European champion and EYOF bronze medallist Emilia Kanerva (FIN) in the U57kg final to win the Cadet world title on Friday. Finland’s ‘super rookie’ arrived in Sarajevo on the back of winning EYOF bronze and before that claimed 13 gold medals in a row on the circuit. Takeda whose role model is all-time great and IJF Hall of Famer Tani (née Tamura) Ryoko opened the scoring with a waza-ari and added two yuko scores to win gold. Read more

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First ever Georgian gold medals achieved at EYOF

30 Jul 2015 18:25

Two titles for the host nation, Georgia, on the third day of the EYOF in Tbilisi. Both gold medals were achieved by two Georgian young women. Who would have thought that this would happen some years ago? Mzia Beboshvili took the gold in U52kg while Eteri Liparteliani grabbed the U57kg title supported by the home crowd. Hasil Jafarov won the title in U73kg for Azerbaijan. Read more

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Emilia Kanerva opens the treasury for Finland

4 Jul 2015 19:05

At the second and last individual day of the European Cadet Championships, next year’s host of this event could cheer. Emilia Kanerva boosted the event with a gold medal U57kg. The General Secretary of the Finnish Judo Association, Miikka Neuvonen, said: "It was the first time in 15 years that Finland won gold at a Cadet Europeans. It is definitely a boost for next year and we needed that. Everyone needs a role model and an example, and now we have one." Read more

Result City Date
7Tallinn12 Oct
1Nummela13 Apr
1Orimattila9 Mar
2Vejle16 Feb
5Berlin2018

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