News

The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com

European Judo Championships Preview +78kg: Sayit and Andeol can battle for gold

19 Apr 2017 11:30

   JudoHeroes & IJF / Copyright: www.ijf.org
20170410_antalya_jh_kayra_sayit

Turkish Kayra Sayit is one of the favourites for the European title for heavyweight women in Warsaw. The former French judoka, under the name of Ketty Mathe, is the reigning European champion and number one seed. At the Olympic Games she fell just one match short of a medal in Rio; this year she seems to be the one to beat.

Sayit took silver at the Grand Slam in Baku and won the Grand Prix in Antalya. And we must admit, since the Olympic title for Emilie Andeol, the champion hasn’t looked convincing. But at the European Championships Andeol will be back. She won two titles, was in three finals but last year kept the best for August. Although she won the European Open in Sofia and bronze in Paris, which may not be so convincing, Andeol deserves credit for fighting at the events when most Olympians who took a longer break.

Larisa Ceric is the number three seed and is always able to deliver a good fight. Ceric of Bosnia Herzegovina won European silver in Montpellier in 2014 and was ninth in Rio. This year she won bronze at the Grand Prix in Düsseldorf in 2017 and may get a medal again this year.

The Ukrainian heavyweight Svitlana Iaromka is certainly not the biggest, but she can throw. She has had the technical skills and experience for a long time now. Also this year she gained quite a few points with two bronze medals in Baku and Tbilisi.

Dutch Tessie Savelkouls won gold at the Grand Slam in Baku and seems to be in good shape. She is one of the up-and-coming women in this class, but Maryna Slutskaya of Belarus also might see some chances to score a medal. She won this year in Prague and Tbilisi. With two major favourites, it’s not yet a closed deal in Warsaw.

SAYIT Kayra (TUR) 1. seed (2. place WRL)

ANDEOL Emilie (FRA) 2. seed (3. place WRL)

CERIC Larisa (BIH) 3. seed (6. place WRL)

IAROMKA Svitlana (UKR) 4. seed (7. place WRL)

SAVELKOULS Tessie (NED) 5. seed (10. place WRL)

SLUTSKAYA Maryna (BLR) 6. seed (11. place WRL)

PAKENYTE Santa (LTU) 7. seed (13. place WRL)

WEISS Carolin (GER) 8. seed (17. place WRL)

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Emilie Andeol (FRA) - European Championships Warsaw (2017, POL) - © JudoHeroes & IJF, Copyright: www.ijf.org
  • European Championships Warsaw (2017, POL) - © JudoHeroes
  • Larisa Ceric (BIH), Kayra Sayit (TUR) - Grand Prix Antalya (2017, TUR) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News

20190407_ijf_antalya_gs_79_final_iryna_kindzerska

Quick gold for Iryna Kindzerska in 17 seconds

7 Apr 2019 19:30

Azerbaijan’s Iryna Kindzerska bested Tbilisi Grand Prix silver medallist Beatriz Souza (BRA) in the opening seconds of their heavyweight final of the Grand Prix in Antalya. Kindzerska clinched her third Grand Prix title for Azerbaijan after just 17 seconds with a thunderous harai-makikomi for ippon as yet another country struck gold in Antalya. Read more

20190310_marrakech_final_79_edf_sayit_kayra

Kayra Sayit triumphs ahead of home Grand Prix in Antalya

10 Mar 2019 18:55

World Championships bronze medallist Kayra Sayit (TUR) won her fourth Grand Prix title for Turkey with an impressive display in the women’s heavyweight category. Sayit threw one-time Grand Prix winner Tessie Savelkouls (NED) for a waza-ari score and will expect to break into the world’s top 10 with the prospect of a home Grand Prix coming up next month in Antalya. Read more

20180926_jh_wch_baku_semifinals_79_ceric_asahina

Sarah Asahina on her way to the world title

26 Sep 2018 10:05

Sarah Asahina of Japan is on track for her second world title. Last year she won the World Open title in Marrakech and she was runner-up at the World Championships in Budapest behind Yu Song. This time she is more stable and has all the cards in hands to win the world title. Read more

20180920_baku_weight_jh_w79

Kim and Ortiz face in the first round, Asahina favourite

25 Sep 2018 22:10

World number one Kim Min-Jeong of Korea is obviously the first seeded athlete but apparently it doesn’t guarantee a smooth draw. In her first round she will face 2012 Olympic Champion Idalys Ortiz. The Cuban six time World medallist and double World Champion is unseeded so one of the two will be out in the first round. Read more

20180210_grand_slam_paris_km_christa_deguchi_can

Switching judokas increase in the road to Tokyo2020

20 Feb 2018 16:40

Switching nations seems are still a trend, as judo is overwhelmed with judoka who switch nation, either to get a chance, either to get better financial circumstances. Although switches all from all times, but this Olympic cycle it's a method. With the latest three Mongolian athletes a new wave of many has started with the Tokyo 2020 Games ahead more will follow Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
1Fukuoka7 Apr
1Düsseldorf22 Feb
1Osaka2018
1Jakarta2018
3Fukuoka2018
Result City Date
2Fukuoka7 Apr
1Paris9 Feb
7Guangzhou2018
1Baku2018
2Baku2018

Partners

First description Second description Third description Four description