Home » Judo news
The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
Olympic hopes fighting in Bielsko Biala this weekend
19 May 2016 17:00
The youngest elite of Europe will touch the city of Bielsko Biala this weekend for the European Cup. The best cadets from Europe, but also outside Europe will try to reach the podium. Also the Japanese team will have a strong team for the European Cup in Poland. Japanese coaches Tatsuya Deguchi and Hidekazu Shoda selected a few young talents. Last year the Japanese young men won four gold medals.
Genki Koga later won the World Cadet title in Sarajevo. But also the Georgian team was strong with Goga Kevkishvili who won a silver medal at the European Cadet Champion U18 in 2015 and Onise Saneblidze who won the EYOF title in Tbilisi in 2015 and world bronze at the World Cadet Championships.
Croatian talent Karla Prodan won the tournament and became World Cadet Champion in the women’s division. The 15-year old Angelika Szymanska made Poland proud with her gold medal. It was the first medal for the host nation since 2010.
The tournament in Bielsko Biala was held in Szczyrk before 2012 and had winners such as Hedvig Karakas (HUN), Andre Breitbarth (GER), Amandine Buchard (FRA), Natalia Kuziutina and Olympic Champion Arsen Galstyan from Russia. Galstyan won in his Olympic category U60kg in the 2005 edition.
So far 28 countries have registered and more than 500 athletes will fight with big teams from Poland, Romania, France and the Ukraine. Also the successful team of Hungary will be present. Some of the Hungarian talents are leading in the ranking for most gold medals.
Who's going to be the next future hero? Watch them in Bielsko Biala.
Related judoka and events
Related Judo Photos
Related Judo Videos
Related Judo News
Guram Tushishvili is back after a suspension of two months by the IJF after competiting at a non-Judo official event. More importantly, he captured the gold medal at the European Open in Cluj, Romania. In the heavyweight final he defeated home fighter Mircea Croitoru. He wasn’t the only Georgia with gold. All men won gold on Sunday, taking four medals. Read more
There’s a new generation looming in Belarus. The lightweight Juniors took three gold medals at the Junior European Cup in Athens this weekend. Ten winning nations shone in the Greek capital where Turkey took most of the medals. Read more
Another five different countries winning the title at the second day of the Junior European Championships in Sofia. However overall Italy, France and the Ukraine secured a second gold medal. Highlight though was an all Georgian final U81kg. Read more
Also at the second of the Junior European Cup in Kaunas, the German team kept the pace of winning. In total the German team captured eight titles including those five on Sunday. Both men and women won the medal table with both four gold medals. The Netherlands finished second with three gold medals and 15 medals in total, even more than the efficient Germans. Read more
At the second day of the Cadet European Cup in Zagreb Serbia captured two gold medals. One of the super talents of Serbia Anja Obradovic signed for the gold medal. The Cadet World Bronze medallist captured the first place U63kg when she defeated Inga Boruch of Austria. Her compatriot Darko Brasnovic won the category U90kg defeated Slovak Marius Fizel in the final. Read more
Brittany Von Gerhardt (NED)