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Germany replaces injured Vargas-Koch by Böhm
19 Aug 2019 17:55
German women’s head coach Claudiu Pusa travels with confidence to Japan after a successful preparation with confidence. However he had to make once change in the team last weekend as Laura Vargas-Koch got injured again and tore her ACL. It was a is a shock for her but also all athletes in the team. New kid Alina Böhm will replace Vargas-Koch and try to give it a good shot in Tokyo.
Vargas-Koch again suffers a cruciate ligament injury. The Olympic medalist from Rio showed a rising form with second place at the Grand Prix in Tbilisi and is now in vain of her future. Time will tell she told to JudoInside as she doesn’t have the answers either about next year.
It’s an opportunity for Alina Boehm although she was foremost sad about the way she had to replace Vargas-Koch. The young athlete won the European Open this year in Cluj Napoca and the European Cup in Uster-Zurich.
Giovanna Scoccimarro is the other fighter in this category U70kg. The Junior World Champion of 2017 started into the season with a seventh place at the Grand Slam in Dusseldorf and has been able to increase steadily ever since. Third place at the Hohhot Grand Prix was followed only a few weeks ago with a gold medal at the Montreal Grand Prix.
At the upcoming World Championships in Tokyo, nine female German judoka will be competing. The team consists of internationally experienced athletes who have been successful for years, as well as young, hungry women fighters who want to prove their skills at the competition highlight of the year.
The full women’s team.
-48 kg: Katharina Menz, TSG Backnang
-57 kg: Theresa Stoll, TSV Großhadern
-57 kg: Pauline Starke, Judo-Team Hannover
-63 kg; Martyna Trajdos, Eimsbütteler TV
-70 kg: Giovanna Scoccimarro, MTV Vorsfelde
-70 kg: Alina Böhm, JZ Heubach
-78 kg: Anna Maria Wagner, KJC Ravensburg
-78 kg: Luise Malzahn, SV Halle
+78 kg: Jasmin Külbs, 1. JC Zweibrücken
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