VETERAN EUROPEANS ATTRACTS 870 PARTICIPANTS

A total of 870 judoka from 33 countries will compete at the Veteran European Championships 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia. 741 men and 129 women will step on to the tatami June 15 to 17 at Dom Sportova. Croatia hosts the Veteran European Championships for the third time, but it is the first time the event comes to Zagreb.

The veterans aged from 30 years to over 80 years, divided in eleven age categories. The individual events will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The competition concludes Sunday with the team event. A live stream will be available on the EJU channel throughout the championship. Veteran sport plays an important role within the European Judo Union. EJU President, Sergey Soloveychik said;

“Veteran judo continues to grow and it is fitting for the Croatian Judo Federation and the city of Zagreb who regularly stage high quality judo events to host these championships. I am certain that these championships will meet the demanding standards set by the EJU both in terms of organization and facilities on offer”,


Impressions of last year


The schedule of the Veteran European Championships 2017 is as follows:

Thursday, 15 June – M5, M6, M7, M8, M9, M10, M11

9:30 – Preliminaries

16:00 – Final Block

Friday, 16 June – M3, M4

9:30 – Preliminaries

15:30 – Opening Ceremony

16:00 – Final Block

Saturday, 17 June – F1-F11, M1, M2

9:30 – Preliminaries

16:00 – Final Block

Sunday, 18 June – Teams Women/Men

9:30 – Preliminaries

14:00 – Closing Ceremony

14:30 – Final Block

Events


News

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06/18/2017 | 05:54 pm | in
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FROM RUSSIA WITH AMBITION

06/16/2017 | 07:12 pm | in
FROM RUSSIA WITH AMBITION Valeriy Merenkov, Dmitry Elagin and Grigory Garyants added three gold medals to Russia’s medal haul on day two of the Veteran European Championships 2017 in Zagreb. All of them are former competitive judoka and have been successful at the... Read more

PLEASURE AND PERSEVERANCE PUSH TULLIO TO TITLE

06/15/2017 | 10:20 pm | in
PLEASURE AND PERSEVERANCE PUSH TULLIO TO TITLE Yves Tullio of France has been on the tatami since he was a little boy and he still loves the sport he has dedicated his life to. “I started when I was five and I never stopped. I always competed and I love it”, said the... Read more

CALENDAR CHANGES

02/23/2017 | 06:10 pm | in
CALENDAR CHANGES Important news regarding the forthcoming Veteran European Judo Championships 2017 , these championships have been moved from Athens and will now be staged in Zagreb. The date remains the same, simply a different capital city. 15-18 June... Read more