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Brothers Frey takes the titles in Germany, Menz catches fifth gold
20 Jan 2018 21:35
At the German Championships in Stuttgart Katharina Menz from TSG Backnang won her fifth German title in a row U48kg. In front of crowded spectators in The SCHARRena in Stuttgart more than 400 judoka will fight this weekend for the German title.
Carolin Weiß from BC Dento Berlin, who took her fourth title in a row +78kg. She lived up to her role as favorite. Same counts for Karl-Richard Frey from TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Vice World Champion of 2015, who won the title as well as his brother Johannes Frey who captured gold +100kg. The other titles went to Lukas Klemm from VfL Sindelfingen (up to 60 kg) and Miriam Schneider from JC Hennef U52kg. Her hard work over the last year and months in Japan paid out.
In the final U66kg 20-year-old U21 European Championship third Michel won the gold medal. Adam of JSV Speyer defeated World Cup starter and triple German champion Sebastian Seidl of TSV Abensberg in the final. Johannes Frey from JC 71 Düsseldorf left the entire competition behind at the very first start in its new weight category over 100 kg. The 21-year-old U21 European vice-champion of 2016 defeated defending champion André Breitbarth from the SFV Europa Braunschweig in the semifinals and in the final battle after seven minutes of fighting time Sven Heinle from SV Fellbach.
U23 European champion Anna-Maria Wagner from KJC Ravensburg captured the gold U78kg. Wagner bested German U21 champion Julie Hölterhoff from KSV Esslingen. Luise Malzahn won the bronze.
On Sunday, the categories -57, -63 and -70 kg and men -73, -81 and -90 kg are scheduled.
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