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Future top athletes show themselves in Bremen

20 Mar 2016 17:00


Kazachstan, Germany and the Netherlands were the three best nations at the Bremen international masters for Juniors. The tournament is one of the toughest junior events of the year where a wealth of world talents are fighting each year. The tournament has the strength of a Junior World Tour event, maybe even stronger. The one who wins in Bremen has a bright future.

Some of the biggest athletes in the world have won the Junior title in Bremen. On Sunday Kazachstan won two medals in the categories U55, as usual, and U73kg. Kanat Seilkhan is one of those talents in the footlight of Yeldos Smetov who won the category U55kg as well in the past and became World Champion last year. The Netherlands saw Tornike Tsjakadoea winning the category U60kg, a second victory for the 19-year old who won in Coimbra last week. Heavyweight and World Cadet Champion Simeon Catharina won U100kg, one week after he won in Coimbra. Both are candidates for the European title in September in Malaga. Although at the age of Catharina (18) nothing is so obvious as the current statistics show. Catharina was again the youngest winner today.

Host nation Germany won gold U81kg and U90kg. Tim Gramkow defeated Nicolas Chilard of France whilst Eduard Trippel defeated Sandro Makatsaria once more. Trippel also defeated Makatsaria for the German Junior title in a lively match. Daniel Jean captured gold for France U66kg in the final against Moustafa Abu Ramadan, one of Sweden’s future hopes.

The only Japanese winner was Iori Yamada who claimed the super heavyweight category today against Tokarev of Kazachstan.

In the Cadet category on Saturday Brazil was powerful with 4 victories, Germany won two gold medals. The Netherlands captured the most medals (10) but forgot to take the gold medal in their four finals.

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  • Tim Gramkow (GER) - European Cup Cadets Bielsko Biala (2013, POL) - © Stanislaw Michalowski
  • Eduard Trippel (GER) - Junior European Championships Oberwart (2015, AUT) - © Menno Lesterhuis
  • Simeon Catharina (NED) - Dutch Championships U21 Nijmegen (2016, NED) - © Menno Lesterhuis

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