European Open Rome - Event

European Open Rome

  • Date: 18 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
  • Place: Rome, Italy
  • Type: World Cup - Continental Open
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Polish victory for Piotr Kuczera gives confidence for European Championships

19 Feb 2017 16:40

Four different nations captured the gold medals the second day in Rome. The opening matches in the final block of the European Open was the U81kg category, where Italy had greatest opportunity to medal, but both Matteo Marconcini, and earlier Antonio Esposito, lost. Read more

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Japan and Korea take the gold medals at European Open in Rome

18 Feb 2017 17:00

Taikoh Fujisaka of Japan won the European Open for men U60kg in Rome. The 20-year old defeated Russian Islam Yashuev in the final. Fujisaka had to win all five battles to get the gold in the Palla Pellicone. Fujisaka is used to the European level of competition; during his junior period, he competed a few times in Europe with notable success. French Vincent Limare and Oruj Valizada (AZE) grabbed the bronze. Limare lost his semi final to the Russian fighter and Valizada lost to Fujisaka. Read more

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Korea vs 41 hungry Italians at European Open Rome

17 Feb 2017 20:35

An Baul is likely attract the most attention at this weekend’s European Open in Rome. The Korean World Champion and Olympic finalist leads the seeding list at U66kg among 51 men. Italian Fabio Basile took the Olympic title in this category in Rio, but Basile is still enjoying his post Olympic rest period, and he’s right. Without Korean An Chang-rim, perhaps Guillaume Chaine (FRA) will be the man to beat at U73kg. So, the first day in Rome, the Korean judoka will likely set the tone. Read more

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Sven Maresch fights his last international event in Rome

16 Feb 2017 20:10

Sven Maresch has announced his retirement from judo. This weekend in Rome he will fight his final contests at the international level; 2017 is his last year as an internationally competitive judoka. The 30-year-old judoka has selected The European Open of Rome as his closing individual event. Read more