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European Cup Belgrade important milestone for European U23 generation
7 Oct 2016 23:25
It’s going to be a busy weekend at the European Cup in Belgrade, with 331 judoka from 30 nations for this popular event in Serbia. With the renewed energy after winning two gold medals at the European Junior Championship, Serbia is fully in charge of its medals. But the competition is severe with strong teams from France, Hungary, Russia, Romanian, Germany and The Netherlands.
Many of the new generation are trying to make an impression at one of the latest events for the European U23 Championships in November in Israel. In Belgrade the athletes can qualify or feel their opponents one more time.
Last year the French won most of the medals followed by Germany and the Netherlands with both two titles and a handful of medals. The event in Serbia is usually attended by the national decision makers in sports and politics and due to the success of the Serbian team the event is gaining more and more image. Serbia is ambitious and has the team and talents. The women are gaining ground and will have a share in this weekends medal table.
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