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Dutch Juniors dominate European Cup Coimbra

16 Mar 2014 18:55

   Menno Lesterhuis
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The Dutch domination continued on the second day of the competition, with 4 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals won by juniors from the Netherlands. Good performances also from the British and Austrian teams, who claimed 4 medals each.

Judo fans who gathered in the Coimbra Multidesportos Sportshall could witness a nice final match between Rico Harder from the Netherlands and Louis Krieber-Gagnon from Canada in the under U81kg, marked by a strong ouchi-gari ippon of the Dutch. Another exciting fight was a bronze medal confrontation between Miriam Pane Alemany from Spain and Lubjana Piovesana from Great Britain, decided in the third minute of Golden Score with an impressive waza-ari throw by Spanish athlete.

Portugal finished the tournament with the total of 9 medals, adding to the victories from yesterday a silver of Fausto Ferreia in the heaviest weight category.

Coimbra will be welcoming another European Cup next month, between 12 and 13 of April, this time for cadet age group.

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  • Rico Harder (NED) - World Championships Juniors Fort Lauderdale (2014, USA) - © Menno Lesterhuis
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