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European Cup Dubrovnik preparation event for the Budapest Grand Slam
28 Sep 2020 11:45
Dubrovnik has always been a special city. Therefore, it is not surprising that the whole judo world will look to Dubrovnik again from 3-4 October. The Senior European Cup in the south of Croatia will be the first official judo tournament in the world after a several-month break in the competition due to a pandemic that stopped international sports competitions.
The organisational skills of the Croatian Judo Federation are familiar as well as local club structures from JK Dubrovnik 1966. The European Cup for seniors in Dubrovnik in the Gospino polje hall will be the first official judo tournament in the world after a several-month break due to a pandemic that stopped sports competitions.
Representative preparations in Poreč have shown that the Croatian Judo Federation can organize an international training camp even in times of exceptional epidemiological measures. Therefore the European Cup for seniors in Dubrovnik is the ideal introductory competition for the Grand Slam in Budapest.
A great desire by athletes will be fight at the first official international competition on the tatami. “Due to the special competitive situation, we could host strong world names in Dubrovnik, and we will do everything in our power to make the tournament go well”, said Hrvoje Lindi, General Secretary of HJS and Sports Director of EJU.
It will the sixth consecutive edition of the European Cup in Dubrovnik that included top world players such as Daria Mezhetskaia, Penelope Bonna, Ivana Maranic and sisters Brigita and Barbara Matic.
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