UNFANCIED CASSE SNATCHES JUNIOR TITLE

Junior World Judo Championships 2017

A solid defensive and workmanlike performance saw Matthias CASSE (BEL) win the gold medal in the -81kg category on the third day of competition at the Junior World Championships being staged in Zagreb, Croatia. Casse went the distance in each of his five contests (three of which went into golden score). Importantly, however, the 20-year old Belgian managed to remain penalty free whenever it mattered. There was excitement and tension enough as Casse worked his way through a strong field. Yet when asked to step to another level, Casse responded positively and was a worthy and attractive (if not spectacular) winner. Sometimes one simply has to get the job done; and today, Casse did the job.

Interview


Podium


  • Podium -63 kg
    1. ARAKI, Honoka (JPN)
    2. VERMEER, Sanne (NED)
    3. PIOVESANA, Lubjana (GBR)
    3. EME, Clemence (FRA)
    Photographer: Rafal Burza

  • Podium -81 kg
    1. CASSE, Matthias (BEL)
    2. TEPKAEV, Turpal (RUS)
    3. GRAMKOW, Tim (GER)
    3. PARLATI, Christian (ITA)
    Photographer: Rafal Burza

  • Podium -70 kg
    1. SCOCCIMARRO, Giovanna (GER)
    2. SAMARDZIC, Aleksandra (BIH)
    3. POLLERES, Michaela (AUT)
    3. WILLEMS, Gabriella (BEL)
    Photographer: Rafal Burza

  • Podium -90 kg
    1. TAJIMA, Goki (JPN)
    2. FLORENTINO, Robert (DOM)
    3. TRIPPEL, Eduard (GER)
    3. NAGAI, Koshi (JPN)
    Photographer: Rafal Burza



  • Junior World Champion -81kg
    Matthias CASSE (BEL)
    Photographer: Rafal Burza

  • Junior World Champion -70kg
    Giovanna SCOCCIMARRO (GER)
    Photographer: Rafal Burza

  • Silver -63kg
    VERMEER, Sanne (NED)
    Photographer: Rafal Burza

  • Bronze -63kg
    PIOVESANA, Lubjana (GBR)
    Photographer: Rafal Burza

  • Silver -63kg
    EME, Clemence (FRA)
    Photographer: Rafal Burza

  • Bronze -81 kg
    PARLATI, Christian (ITA)
    Photographer: Rafal Burza

  • Bronze -81kg
    GRAMKOW, Tim (GER)
    Photographer: Rafal Burza

Events


News

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