Laura Ferreira (16) picked up her third victory in a row. The cadet from Brazil won the Thuringia Cup in Bad Blankenburg in Germany on Saturday. Competing in the Junior category Ferreira took the victory U44kg and it was her the victory in three weeks in her European Tour. Her March tour started in Zagreb at Cadet level, Coimbra at Junior level and this week in Bad Blankenburg also at senior level.
All in all Japan was the strongest country at junior level with four gold medals followed by Brazil taking two gold medals. Host nation Germany and Belgium both won one gold medal. For Belgium Mina Libeer was the surprising winner in a final U57kg against Jorien Visser (NED) the winner in Coimbra. Brazil added a second title U63kg by Pascaolino who won in Coimbra as well.
Blerina Seferi caught gold for Germany U48kg defeating Brazilian Larissa Pimenta. For Japan Moe Takigawa, Riho Saiganji, Ena Matsui and Haruno Kumeda medalled.
At cadet level Germany came out as strongest nation with five titles followed by Brazil (2) and the Dutch cadet Joanne van Lieshout won her category U52kg. German Champions Mascha Ballhaus (U48kg), Annabelle Winzig (U63kg) and Marlene Galandi (U70kg) won the titles again, now in Bad Blankenburg. Both U63kg and U70kg saw all German finals. Lea Metrot opened the day for Germany with gold U40kg followed by Bettina Bauer (GER) U44kg. Brazil won two titles in the cadets by Thayane Lemos (in a Brazilian final) and heavyweight Luiz Cruz.