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ECC Golden League organised in Vienna at 19 December

26 Sep 2015 13:30

   Menno Lesterhuis
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The European Club Championships- Golden league, will be held in Vienna this year. Last year the event was held in Samara, this time it is more central. At 19 December the best clubs of Europe will fight for the Golden league. The European Club Championships will be held in Tbilisi, as well at 19 December. The Austrian Judo federation is delighted to host the best clubs in the center of Europe. The first edition was won by Yawara Neva last year, the eighth title for the Russians. The Turkish women’s team of Galatasaray celebrated their first title ever.

The European Club Championships 2015 are organised as a two levels competition system, consisting of the European Club Championships – Golden League (ECC-GL) and the European Club Championships (ECC). All the teams who finished at the podium at last year's ECC in Hoofddorp, automatically qualified for the Golden League. In Hoofddorp Fighter Tbilisi qualified for the Golden League last year while Georgia this year organises the qualification tournament for the Golden league. In the final they defeated Kenamju Haarlem.

The EJU will award 80.000 Euro as prize money for medal winning teams of the Golden League.

A special gift for all Austrian judo fans will be a wild card for a men and a woman team from the alpine republic. „In the previous years, men and woman teams from Vienna were able to win the Austrian Bundesliga. We hope we can welcome a lot of enthusiastic judo fans from Austria and Europe. The modern sport hall offers place for 2000 judo fans to cheer their favorite team. I am sure that we will have a terrific atmosphere”, said the President of the Austrian Judo Federation, Hans-Paul Kutschera. “It is a great vote of confidence from the EJU. We have a lot of experience hosting high level judo tournaments like the Junior European Championships and we are happy that the EJU honored our work. For teams and for spectators we can promise perfect conditions”, he added.

The capital of Austria will present judo on the top level and the fans can expect to have a close look at some of the world class fighters. Hans-Paul Kutschera is convinced: “Team events are always special. There are exceptional atmosphere and always great emotions. We are happy to host this event. The Golden League could be a great ending of this judo season.”


Last year Golden league Podium

Yawara Newa (RUS)

Dinamo RNO Alania (TUR)

Levallois (FRA)

TSV Abensberg (GER)

Podium teams at the ECC: Fighter Tbilisi, Kenamju, Sporting Club Portugal, Red Star Belgrade



Galatasaray (TUR)

Fiamme Gialle Roma (ITA)

Pontault Combault (FRA)

Yawara Newa (RUS)

Podium teams at the ECC: JSV Speyer, Judo Club Cortaillod, Kenamju, Ste Geneviève-Sports

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