Home » Judo news
The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
Rosalba Forciniti grabs Italian title after gap of eight years
29 Jan 2018 09:50
Remarkable results at the Italian Championships in Ostia this weekend. Rosalba Forciniti captured the title for women U52kg. Forciniti recently found the pleasure in judo and after getting two children she started training again in January. She competed last weekend in Ostia and won the title. In the final the five-time Italian Champion defeated Annarita Campese.
2012 Olympic bronze medallist Forvciniti said judo farewell in 2014. The 31-year old judoka won the Italian title for the last time in 2010. She won the first title 1 years ago.
The winner reacted: "Returning on the tatami was the most natural thing that could happen to me, it underlines the judoka in me, the first Calabrian to get on the Olympic podium. It was as if I had never left the Arena, like a great love that you never forget. I had two children, so I had to stop, but now I'm back and I could not wait to get on the tatami for these Italian championships. "I do not know, now I want to go home, stay with my parents. children, the family: tomorrow is another day ".
For Edwige Gwend the competition on Sunday went successful and she captured her sixth title in her career. She bested Nadia Simeoli in the final U63kg.
Carola Paissoni won her fourth title U70kg, last year she also captured the title. In the men’s division Heavyweight Vincenzo D’Arco became the topscorer with his fourth title.
Francesca Milani prolonged her title U48kg. Martina Lo Giudice collected three tricolores meanwhile, she became champion U57kg. Giorgia Stangherlin won the title U78kg while Annalisa Calagreti won her first Italian tile +78kg.
In the men’s division two men won their first Italian title. Diego Rea and Christian Parlati. U73kg Enrico Parlati won the title, U81kg it was Christian Parlati who won his category. Nicholas Mungai won U90kg whilst Giuliano Loporchio won his third title U100kg.
Related judoka and events
Related Judo Photos
Related Judo Videos
Related Judo News
After having a baby, Japan's Kaori Matsumoto declared that she was ready to make a comeback for Tokyo 2020. Getting back as a mother isn't that easy. Just a hand full of strong judo women had a successful comeback, but most struggle or their mind has changed. It let's admit, there's more important than judo, but there's nothing more important for our lifestyle. Read more
Two Japanese topped the medal table of the European Open in Rome. But two Italians stole the hearts of the home crowd. The three bronze medallists Edwige Gwend, Rosalba Forciniti and Francesca Milani. Gwend was expected on the podium as number one seed, but Forciniti again surprised, perhaps even herself with bronze U52kg, a category of 24 women. Read more
The international "Judo European Open in Rome" is the most prestigious tournament in Italy. At the twenty-seventh edition, the qualification tournament hosts 151 athletes from 25 nations. Although the points are a preparation for the Olympic qualification that starts at 20 May 2018. Read more
Rosalba Forciniti rediscovered the fun of judo. The Italian Olympic bronze medallist of the 2012 Olympic Games in London gave birth to a baby in 2014 in the previous Olympic cycle. Meanwhile she made her comeback at the tatami. Likely not to start as an active judoka, but to find the joy of training together, give instructions to young judoka and to feel free. Read more
Two years after the London Olympic Games, 28-year old Rosalba Forciniti, has another ambition. The wonder girl from Italy who took the bronze medal quoted: "The good girls go to heaven, the bad girls go to London". So girls, get ready for Rio and be a bad girl (on the tatami). A nice lesson by an Olympian who recently surprised us. Read more
Natalia Pavlova Sinitsyna (RUS)