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Holland takes four titles at German Open SIndelfingen
19 Jul 2015 17:10
The Dutch team became the winner of the European Cup in Sindelfingen. The Dutch won four title at the German Open, two more than host Germany. Especially the dominance U70kg for women was striking with a clean sweep with four Dutch at the podium.
Yvonne Odink was the winner U70kg in the final against Gaby de By. Natascha Ausma and Evelien Berndsen won bronze medals. Last year Holland was not even in the top 8. Odink who won silver in Celje now took her first European Cup victory. For De By (19) it was her first medal at European Cup, Ausma, just 18 became the youngest medallist in Sindelfingen.
Holland also won the women’s category U78kg by Karen Stevenson. She did win Celje this year which was her first senior international victory in her career of the Dutch senior champion. In the final she defeated Australian Miranda Giambelli who started her career in Italy though.
Kristin Buessow regained her title in 2013 in the women’s category O78kg via a pool system.
Four different nations won the men’s division today starting with Ivaylo Ivanov of Bulgaria. The European U23 champion of 2013 was stronger than Neal van der Kamer of the Netherlands. In the semi final he beat Hidde Wolterbeek who took the bronze. Ivanov won 5 matches in a pool of 32 fighters.
Ihar Zhukau was the best among 19 fighters. The judoka from Belarus defeated Mistral Janssen (NED) in the final U90kg. Although the judges first gave Janssen the point, it was Zhukau who scored and was awarded with the victory afterall.
Dutchyman Ferdinand Ansah booked his first international victory. In Uster he came just too short in the European Cup final, but in Sindelfingen he was able to overcome Gergo Fogasy (HUN). In the field also Dino Pfeiffer, Vincenzo D’ Arco and Sjors Riddersma. The victory for the 20-year Ansah was quite unexpected and he was the second youngest winner in Sindelfingen behind Fabio Basile on Saturday.
Movla Bisultanov won his pool +100kg with Nicola Becchetti (ITA) and Marvin de la Croes.
Holland won twelve medals, Germany topped that table with 17 medals, 13 bronze. Bulgaria won just two medals, but both gold.
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