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Russian cadets win 6 gold medals at European Cup Berlin
1 May 2016 21:45
The Russian cadets are still a great hope in judo. Six medals was the result of this weekend’s campaign in Berlin. At the European Cup for Cadets Russia won 18 medals. Three Japanese girls took three gold medals while Georgia won two gold but lost four finals and achieved a total of twelve medals.
Especially on the second day a few battles between Russia and Georgia happened in Berlin. U73kg Zelim Tckaev won gold against Tato Grigalashvili while +90kg there was a full Georgian final won by Gela Zaalishvili. Georgia won the second gold U55kg. Russia won gold in the men U50, U60, U73 and U90kg and the young women U57kg and U70kg also took the gold for Russia.
The Japanese dominated U44kg, U48kg and +70kg. Toshihiko Koga’s daughter Wakana Koga won gold against Olga Borisova.
Belgium won gold U44kg by Jente Verstraeten while U63kg the Serbian girls Obradovic were in the final, a great achievement won by Jovana. The Dutch team won two gold medals by Jorien Visser in the women U52kg class who defeated Nadezda Petrovic. In the men’s U66kg Joris Boes booked a victory. Finland’s talent Oskari Makinen captured gold U81kg, the first Cadet victory this year.
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