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Red Star Champigny and Golden Gori win Europa League

9 Dec 2018 16:15

   Samira Rohn

The women of Red Star Champigny have captured the Europa League on Sunday afternoon. The strong team took gold in the final against French compatriots of ESBM Blanc-Mesnil of which the men’s team also took silver on Saturday.

This year was the first year of the Europa League, but obviously a continuation of the European Club Championships divided into two level, the Champions League held on Friday and the Europa League held on Saturday and Sunday. The men’s team of Golden Gori from Georgia won the gold medal in the men’s edition on Saturday. The strongest team will promote to the Champions League next year.

The men and women’s team Ratiborets from Russia took the bronze medal. Flam ’91 celebrated a very good weekend. The women took the Champions League, the men took bronze in the Europa League. SGS Judo wasn’t successful in the men but the women did well and took a bronze medal on Sunday.

The women of Red Star Champigny started well with a victory for Amandine Buchard against Astride Gneto, but sister Priscilla made the equalizer against Nekoda Smythe Davis. World Champion Clarisse Agbegnenou made it 2-1 for Champigny against Manon Deketer and Margaux Pinot was caught by Clemene Eme with an excellent drop seoi nage for wazari and Pinot couldn’t get that right anymore. The score of Eme was the decision in the match. Champigny led by 3-1 and Madeleine Malonga took the last victory for ESBM Blanc-Mesnil against Sama Hawa Camara but the girls from Champigny finished with gold.

The Georgian men from Golden Gori won gold with a small but strong team. The Georgians came to a decisive 3-0 lead in the match because of the wins for Vazha Margevalashvili against Vincent Limare, Lasha Shavdatuashvili defeated Guillaume Chaine and Luka Maisuradze defeated Jonathan Allardon. The two remaining contest weren’t relevant and luckily for Gori as those heavyweights were not the fittest. Beka Gviniashvili lost by a ko-soto gari and oseikomi by Maxime Aminot and Roy Meyer caught Ushangi Kokauri in the last seconds by oseikomi, but also the world number two was caught by fever and gave up immediately after the oseikomi. Still a golden team from Gori and they promote as well to the Champions League next year.

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