The latest Judo News offered by

Ten years history at the European Cup in Orenburg

19 May 2019 17:30

   Klaus Müller / Watch:

As usual the Russian team dominated the European Cup in Orenburg. With ten gold medals and 32 medals in total. The Russians were followed by four other golden countries, Belarus, France, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan. In total there were 14 medal winning nations. The Russian even improved the nine gold medals of 2018.

In ten editions of the European Cup Russia won 96 of the 140 titles, 68%. Viktoria Baidak and Dmitry Dovgan added their second title in Orenburg this weekend. No one ever won the title three times and they belong to the ten players who captured the gold in Orenburg twice.

Madina Taimazova was this weekend’s youngest winner. The 19-year old Russian had won the European title as a Cadet and as a Junior. At World level she won bronze at the World cadets in 2015 and with the Russian mixed team she won bronze at the World Junior Championships. However what failed was senior success. This was her first mark at this level, although less competitive as other European Cups, Taimazova showed she can be an asset U70kg. In the final she bested Melissa Heleine of France and became the youngest winner this weekend.

Dovgan was the oldest winner, the 28-year old is not the top talent in Russia in his category U100kg. He stepped up from U90kg three years ago and this was his second golden confirmation in Orenburg. In 2015 he won the European Open in Sofia, but didn’t proceed his way up in this competitive category, but he will remember today’s gold in Orenburg.

Fundraising with GoGetFunding

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Dmitry Dovgan (RUS) - Golden League men Ankara (2017, TUR) - © Turkish Judo Federation
  • Marine Lhenry (FRA) - European Cup Saarbrucken (2018, GER) - © Klaus Müller, Watch:
  • Marina Bukreeva (RUS) - World Championships Juniors Zagreb (2017, CRO) - © Samira Rohn

Related Judo News


Lubjana Piovesana takes first British victory in Orenburg since 2010

13 May 2018 09:40

Lubjana Piovesana was the only non-Russian woman who took a gold medal at the first day of the European Open in Orenburg. The British fighter took the victory in her category U63kg against Yauheniya Zaitsava of Belarus. Read more


Eteri Liparteliani sets new records at U23 Europeans

1 Nov 2019 16:55

As expected Russia was the strongest day at the first day of the European U23 Championships in Izhevsk. With three gold medals the Russian team took the majority of the medals. Belgian Amber Ryheul captured the title for women U52kg and Eteri Liparteliani keeps on continuing impressive medals, this time with European U23 gold. Read more

20150802 BerlinU21 Svetlana Voronina

Russian juniors capture 8 gold medals in La Coruna

21 May 2017 22:45

At the European Cup in La Coruna the Russian Juniors showed a good form winning an amazing eight gold medals. Both on Saturday as on Sunday four gold medals were handed out to Russian juniors. Italy and Germany won two gold medals. Read more


Russian men destroy juniors, Germans show girl-power

7 Jun 2015 18:55

Russia was the big winner of the European Cup in Leibnitz taking all eight gold medals in the men’s category. The gap with the women is big, zero titles, but six medals. The level of the Russian juniors is huge and to the eight gold also six other medals were captured. The categories U55, U60 and U81 saw an all Russian final. Read more

20151023_AbuDhabi_55_GURBANLI, Natig (AZE) - BAYARAA, Amartuvshin (MGL)

Natig Gurbanli takes European Cadet title

4 Jul 2014 17:10

2013 Cadet World Champion Natig Gurbanli of Azerbaijan completed a successful day in Athens by winning the gold in the European final against Ayub Bliev (RUS). It was the Russian who marked the first score, a yuko, but a few seconds after that Gurbanli threw Bliev for waza-ari. Bliev earned another yuko, but he couldn’t catch up anymore. Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
2Düsseldorf21 Feb
Result City Date
1Düsseldorf21 Feb


First description Second description Third description Four description