Home » Judo news
The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
Italian girls impress at European Cup for Cadets in Coimbra
27 May 2018 23:55
The Italian girls showed their capabilities at the Cadet European Cup in Coimbra. In Portugal the Italians took five gold medals and 10 in various colours. The Azeri young men were strong with seven medals including three golds, but also the Italian boys were able to claim seven medals.
The first gold among the boys was for Italy’s Cristian Miceli. Jacob More won gold U55kg, the only oversees title. Azerbaijan won three gold by Zamaddin Poladov U60kg, Vugar Talibov U66kg, both categories with more than 40 young men. On Sunday heavyweight Toghrul Salmanov took a gold medal for Azerbaijan. Normally Russia is dominating these European Cups but in Coimbra a small team of 9 athletes appeared and Daler Shonematov took gold U73kg.
Czech Republic cadets are rising and with two gold medals for Martin Bezdek U81kg (his second this season) and Ester Svobodova U70kg there’s a new wind blowing. The last victory for Bulgaria at cadet level was in 2015 by Denislav Ivanov, but on Sunday Borislav Vladov showed his name in the result with a gold medal U90kg as ultimate performance.
In the girls U40kg Bulgaria was very close to a second gold, but Italy’s Giulia Giorgi, her second and twenty gold medals for Italy’s cadets so far this season. Silvia Drago won her second gold this season as well. Then Assunta Scutto U48kg who won gold on that amazing Saturday. Why not take a fourth gold medal? Federica Silvi advanced with gold against Veronica Toniolo who was posied to win her fifth title, but what a dominance by the Italian girls, a new generation coming up.
Laura Vazquez Fernandez took gold for Spain on Sunday U57kg and Portugal celebrated its only gold medal as Joana Crisostomo, seven years older than her brother Joao Crisostomo who showed himself at the Senior Europeans in Tel Aviv lately and competed in Hohhot GP. Joana surprised with her first medal this year and first gold since 17 April 2016 in the cadet European Cup for Portugal. Gold for Ester Svobodova (CZE) as mentioned and the heavyweight gold, of course for Italy by Erica Simonetti.
Related judoka and events
Related Judo Photos
Related Judo News
Russia is traditionally strong in the cadet age group, also at the European Cup for Cadets in Follonica. Fortunately for the home nation the Italian athlete captured four gold medals and 13 in total, much more than last year. Read more
At the European Cup for Cadets in Cluj Napoca in Romanian, Italy was by far the most efficient country with four won finals. Hungary had six final positions but lost three, still won three titles and finished second in the ranking. Host Romania took two gold medals, same for Turkey and Georgia. Read more
Almost 800 judoka from 37 nations and lots of coaches attended the European Cup for Cadets in Zagreb. Not far away from home, the Hungarian judoka performed best with three gold medals, followed by the Croatian talents, also capturing three gold medals but no other medals, very efficient though. Read more
If you really want to try something different, have a demo of Athlete Analyzer. Many coaches have already tried and see the benefit of it. Portuguese coach Pedro Dias who was a top player himself explains more about the tool. Read more
Johanna Stegmüller (AUT)
|2||Tel Aviv||28 Apr|