CADET EUROPEANS 2017 - ATHLETES' PROFILE

Cadet European Judo Championships 2017 Kaunas

For the first ever time, as part of the 2017 Judo Festival in Porec, the Olympic Training Camp (OTC) opened the doors for youngsters to practice with elites. This couldn’t be any handier for those who were preparing for the 2017 Cadet European Championships in Kaunas, Lithuania. We were fortunate to be able to have a chat with some of those cadets attended at the Judo Festival and had a chance to experience what is like to train with elites. Have a look at the profile of a few medal potentials for this weekend. #JudoKaunas2017


Sophio SOMKHISHVILI (GEO)

  • Name:
    Sophio SOMKHISHVILI (GEO)

    Age:
    17-year-old

    Club:
    Tbilisi national training centre

    Region:
    Tbilisi, Georgia

    Grade:
    1st Dan

    Started judo:
    10-year-old

    Weight category:
    +70kg

    Latest results:
    Cadet European Cup Teplice 2017 3rd place
    Cadet European Championships 2016 Vantaa 2nd place



    Photographer: Sören Starke
  • “I think my preparation was very-very good and I feel great. I am looking forward to compete in Kaunas. I am aiming to win both this year, the Cadet Europeans and Worlds. In Europe, I think I don’t have any real difficult opponent, of course it will depend on the day; however, for the Worlds I need to watch out for the Japanese opponent.”Photographer: Sören Starke


 Mariam TCHANTURIA (GEO)

  • Name:
    Mariam TCHANTURIA (GEO)

    Age:
    17-year-old

    Club:
    Tbilisi national training centre

    Region:
    Tbilisi, Georgia

    Grade:
    1st Dan

    Started judo:
    10-year-old

    Weight category:
    -63kg

    Latest results:
    Cadet European Cup Teplice 2017 1st place
    Cadet European Cup Antalya 3rd place
    Cadet European Championships 2015 Sofia 3rd place




    Photographer: Sören Starke
  • “I feel good for Kaunas. I am certainly aiming and wanting to become Cadet European Champion this year, although I know it won’t be easy. I have one opponent who I think I will need to be extremely focused and that is Anja Obradovic of Serbia. We are not only motivated for our individual achievements but also aiming to make history by winning the first female Georgian Team European Championships medal.”Photographer: Sören Starke


Helena VUKOVIC (CRO)

  • Name:
    Helena VUKOVIC (CRO)

    Age:
    16-year-old

    Club:
    Judo Klub Profectus Samobor

    Region:
    Zagreb, Croatia

    Grade:
    1st Dan

    Started judo:
    6-year-old

    Weight category:
    +70kg

    Latest results:
    Cadet European Cup 2017 Zagreb 1st place
    Cadet European Cup 2017 Fuengirola 1st place
    Cadet European Cup 2017 Follonica 1st place
    Cadet European Championships 2016 Vantaa 3rd place




    Photographer: Sören Starke
  • “I have no pressure at all for Kaunas, all we are aiming for is to do good fights and to do well, at my very best. Exactly the same for the Cadet Worlds later on this year.”Photographer: Sören Starke


Kazbek NAGUCHEV (RUS)

  • Name:
    Kazbek NAGUCHEV (RUS)

    Age:
    17-yar-old

    Club:
    City Judo Club Tuapse

    Region:
    Krasnodar Krai, Russia

    Grade:
    1st Kyu

    Started judo:
    6-year-old

    Weight category:
    -60kg

    Latest results:
    Cadet European Cup 2017 Berlin 1st place
    Cadet European Cup 2017 Tula 1st place
    Cadet European Cup 2017 Follonica 1st place
    Cadet European Championships 2016 Vantaa 3rd place
    Cadet World Championships Sarajevo 2015 3rd place



    Photographer: Sören Starke
  • “I won bronze last year at the Cadet Europeans and for this year I don’t accept less than the gold from myself. I am very determined and not only want to win the Europeans but also the World Championships. For my most dangerous opponent, I would say it is Aliyev Ibrahim of Azerbaijan.”Photographer: Sören Starke

 


Glafira BORISOVA (RUS) 

  • Name:
    Glafira BORISOVA (RUS)

    Age:
    15-year-old

    Club:
    City Judo Club Balakovo

    Region:
    Saratov Oblast, Russia

    Grade:
    1st Kyu

    Started judo:
    9-year-old

    Weight category:-40kg

    Latest results:
    Cadet European Cup 2017 Bielsko Biala 2nd place
    Cadet European Cup 2017 Tula 1st place
    Cadet European Cup 2017 Follonica 1st place




    Photographer: Sören Starke
  • Cadet girls head coach, Irina Rodina (left):“Glafira trains very hard and she always wants to work more, she does everything what she needs to in order to win; which she can certainly do in Kaunas, however, even winning a medal will be a big stepping stone for her.”Photographer: Sören Starke
  • Hopeful talent - Glafira BORISOVAPhotographer: Sören Starke


Events


News

DAY 3 #JUDOKAUNAS2017: GEORGIA REPEATS WHILST GERMANY OVERCOMES DARKNESS

07/02/2017 | 07:54 pm | in
DAY 3 #JUDOKAUNAS2017: GEORGIA REPEATS WHILST GERMANY OVERCOMES DARKNESS The 2017 Cadet European Judo Championships has officially come to an end with the team event taking place on the last day of the tournament. The Georgian boys’ team managed to defend their Cadet European Team title, whilst Germany took the... Read more

DAY 2 #JUDOKAUNAS2017: “HE DOESN’T REALISE HIS TRUE POTENTIAL”

07/01/2017 | 08:18 pm | in
DAY 2 #JUDOKAUNAS2017: “HE DOESN’T REALISE HIS TRUE POTENTIAL” Russia took victory on the overall medal table after the final day of the Cadet European Judo Championships 2017. Similar performance was on show from Georgia as the team also excelled with three golden performances, yet missing out on a few... Read more

OVER 400 CADETS BOARDING TO KAUNAS

06/26/2017 | 11:42 pm | in
OVER 400 CADETS BOARDING TO KAUNAS Over 400 athletes from 42 different countries are heading out to Kaunas, Lithuania, to participate at the 2017 Cadet European Judo Championships. The total number of ten medallists will return to stage from last year, three of whom will aim to... Read more