News

The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com

Hungarians strike on Sunday with three gold medals in Paks

23 Jun 2019 17:20

   Joanna Jakimowicz-Halke
20180519_bielskob_joanna_dsc_sipocz_richard

The European Juniors are preparing for the World Championships this year in Marrakech in Morocco, before that the Europeans take place in Vaantaa in September. The European tour consists of 13 events and the Junior European Cup in Paks, the former Atom Cup is a tournament with a long history. Most of the top players fighting now at the European Games have won medals in Paks.

More than 400 athletes competed in Paks with a strong field U73kgs with 73 athletes, almost a record at Junior level. Only Leibnitz and Lignano had higher records in this division.

On Sunday Hungary outperformed and it started with Benedek Toth winning the first gold medal of the day, that was good for the spirit as on Sunday there was only silver for Andras Vidas U60kg. Benedek Toth was the third Toth who won in Paks as big boy Krisztian won in 2010 and 2011 and was already World Championships silver medallist in 2014. This is how fast it can go. Apor Toth won last year U90kg.

It was good to be in side the sportshall as it was raining cats and dogs outside, but the temperature inside got warmer and warmer with the performances of the Hungarian men. Three gold medals was the final result for the home team. Also Peter Arvai took a gold medal U100kg after he defeated Yvo Witassek with Dutchman Kylian Bulthuis gaining more confidence with bronze and Marius Fizel of Slovakia adding bronze to gold in Athens and Lignano. Richard Sipocz captured the gold medal +100kg which was more expected. The heavyweight defeated Jonas Schreiber of Germany in the final. Eniel Caroly won gold for France U90kg, his first victory this season.

Semen Kurtashov of Russia took the gold medal U60kg, an improvement of the silver of Coimbra. There was bronze for Joshua Giles, his sister won bronze too in Minsk. Lucian Bors Dumitrescu prolonged the title from Paks of last year taking gold for men -66kg. Petru Pelivan won the first gold medal for Moldova this season.

German and British women

Germany and Great Britain have good women as usual and both captured two gold medals. On Saturday the German girls showed their best with cadet World Champion Raffaela Igl who captured the gold for women U78kg against Dutch woman Kim Hooi. Samira Bouizgarne won gold for Germany in the heavyweight category. Bouizgarne became familiar as Instagram GIF, but showed she can make her moves in any form. Great Britain’s Kelly Petersen is in a good shape and she took gold U70kg against Martina Esposito, another family with double good results in Paks and Minsk this weekend. There was an all Croatian final between Iva Oberan and Lara Cvjetko U63kg, won by Oberan who also won the European Cup for seniors in Dubrovnik.

On Sunday Kazakhstan was able to snatch gold and silver U48kg with winner Galiya Tynbayeva.

Italian clean sweep

There was a clean sweep for Italy in the women’s U52kg division with four Italians on the podium. Chiara Palanca, her first victory in 2019. There’s so much to offer in Italy since the Olympic success in 2016 by Giuffrida and Basile. Everywhere you see Italian success at junior level and actually also in the seniors there’s a fast transition. It’s a matter of time that there is more success.

Fundraising with GoGetFunding

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Benedek Toth (HUN) - European Cup Cadets Zagreb (2017, CRO) - © Klaus Müller, Watch: https://km-pics.de/
  • Raffaela Igl (GER) - German Championships Stuttgart (2019, GER) - © Klaus Müller, Watch: https://km-pics.de/
  • Lucian Bors Dumitrescu (ROU) - Grand Prix The Hague (2018, NED) - © Klaus Müller, Watch: https://km-pics.de/

Related Judo News

20191208_british_ch_bja_stuart_mcwatt

Stuart McWatt finally takes British title at season closer

9 Dec 2019 10:10

British fans were treated to another fantastic weekend of judo action at the 2019 Junior and Senior British Championships at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. Stuart McWatt displayed a masterclass while asserting his dominance in the -81kg category to claim his first Senior British Championship title. Read more

20181006_glasgow_mikevarey_josie_steele

Teen Josie Steele Youngest Winner at British Euro Open

6 Oct 2018 20:25

France clearly dominated the European Open in Glasgow. With four gold medals and four silvers, there were French finalists in six of the seven weight classes. The French swept the women’s U48kg weightclass, winning gold, silver, and bronze. Read more

20190504_sarajevo_tm_day1_final_u78_jovana_pekovic_8855

Historic European title for Jovana Pekovic and Montenegro

3 Nov 2019 17:55

Finally it was the time for Jovana Pekovic. The super talent from Montenegro captured the European U23 title in Izhevsk. She was the only athlete from Montenegro to make the trip to the Ural in Russia. Always those are personal investment she does for such a long time. In a field of just 12 women it was not impossible, but doing it, is part two, but the 21-year old this time took the jackpot. Read more

20171126_european_club_championships_wuppertal_km_podium_place_1_flam_91_fra

French Flam91 European Club Champion for women in Wuppertal

26 Nov 2017 21:05

French women’s team FLAM’91 are the new European Club Champions. In Wuppertal the French bested the German team of MönchenGladbach. Strong women were gathered in Wuppertal and many athletes were hired to strengthen the teams. Read more

photo

Coimbra experiences 9 cadet winners from Germany

13 Apr 2014 18:30

The second day of the European Cup for Cadets in Coimbra was marked by a great performance of the German athletes, who heard their anthem played 7 times today. Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
2Düsseldorf21 Feb
1Budapest2019
2Qingdao2019
1Osaka2019
1Odivelas2019
Result City Date
1Düsseldorf21 Feb
2Osaka2019
1Tokyo2019
1Tokyo2019
1Hohhot2019

Partners

First description Second description Third description Four description