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Luise Malzahn wins fifth German title in a clash against Wagner
26 Jan 2019 19:00
On the first day of the German Championships in the SCHARRena in Stuttgart, the favorites were able to prevail. Luise Malzahn won her fifth title in an interesting final against European U23 Champion Anna Maria Wagner in their class U78kg. It was the fifth title for Malzahn.
Malzahn won her first title in 2008 and since then five women captured the titles but Malzahn was the most successful and now equals Jenny Karl who won five German titles as well U78kg.
Katharina Menz from TSG Backnang won her sixth German title in a row in her class U48kg. In a rematch of the last year's final, the 28-year-old won against Mira Ulrich just like previous year.
Verena Thumm took gold U52kg for the second time and heavyweight Jasmin Külbs captured gold +78kg. The heavyweight title for men went to Düsseldorfer Johannes Frey who won his second title. Maximilian Heyder was kind of a surprise U60kg as he defeated Moritz Plafky in the final. Manuel Scheibel of TSV Abensberg won his fourth medal but gold this time for him U66kg. The class U100kg was dominated by Daniel Herbst from JC Leipzig who defeated Domenik Schoenefeldt.
On Sunday, the competitions will continue with the weight classes U57, U63, U70 kg for women and U73, U81 and U90kg for men.
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