GOTONOAGA BRINGS GOLD TO MOLDOVA

U23 European Judo Championships Podgorica 2017

Moldovan, Dorin GOTONOAGA is the clear EJU Player on the second day at the U23 European  Judo Championships here in Podgorica, Montenegro. The number 4 seed, made light work of his first two opponents to move through to the semi final fight.

INTERVIEW

He was tested by the Portuguese fighter, Joao MARTINHO who pushed him to a 7 minute contest, where GOTONOAGA managed to pull out a spectacular Ippon throw.

His final was his greatest test, where he quickly held senior European bronze medalist, DRUZETA, Dominik (CRO) to take the European title.


Podium


  • Podium -63 kg
    1. VAN DEN BERG, Geke (NED)
    2. BADUROVA, Kamila (RUS)
    3. DZHIGAROS, Diana (RUS)
    3. SHARIR, Gili (ISR)
    Photographer: Carlos Ferreira

  • Podium -73 kg
    1. ONDAR, Saian (RUS)
    2. GJAKOVA, Akil (KOS)
    3. POWELL, Daniel (GBR)
    3. CILOGLU, Bilal (TUR)

    Photographer: Carlos Ferreira

  • Podium -70 kg
    1. JAGER, Hilde (NED)
    2. POLLERES, Michaela (AUT)
    3. GERCSAK, Szabina (HUN)
    3. SAMARDZIC, Aleksandra (BIH)
    Photographer: Carlos Ferreira

  • Podium -81 kg
    1. GOTONOAGA, Dorin (MDA)
    2. DRUZETA, Dominik (CRO)
    3. HEIJMAN, Jim (NED)
    3. MARTINHO, Joao (POR)
    Photographer: Carlos Ferreira


Highlights Day 2


  • Osae-Komi-Waza in the final match.Photographer: Carlos Ferreira

Events


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