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European Judo Open Women Rome & Men Oberwart 2018

The upcoming weekend will see over 500 judoka competing across two locations, Italy and Austria, for the annual European Judo Open. All ladies from 25 different nations will be heading to Rome whilst men booked in to Oberwart for the weekend. For some, this weekend will be a test and preparation for the upcoming World Tour Events.

The #JudoRome2018 will take place at the Sportshall Palapellicone which is located in Ostia by the side of the National Olympic Center. The competition is set to kick off with 38 athletes from the host nation. Double Olympian, Edwige GWEND has taken the top seeded position in the -63 kg category with high hopes to fulfil from the spectators. Similar awaits for Assunta GALEONE, who is leading the entry list in the -78 kg category. However, according to the notes, the -63 kg and -70 kg categories seems to have one of the strongest line ups. Despite seven Japanese athletes, other elites are also heading to Italy from overseas; forinstance multiply Continental Championships winner, IJF World Tour medallist and Rio 2016 Olympian, Kelita ZUPANCIC (CAN).

At #JudoOberwart2018, Sporthalle Oberwart will welcome all for an exciting event. Athletes from 43 different nations will visit town this weekend. The Austrian crew is made of 25 judoka, including a very strong heavy weight triads, Christoph KRONBERGER, Daniel ALLERSTORFER and Stephan HEGYI. The latter is top seeded. Young ones like Vache ADAMYAN will have a real challenge heading into the competition. The French team is also coming with a strong troop including Walide KHYAR (-60 kg) and Alexandre IDDIR (-100 kg). In regards to overseas potential, an eight people Japanese team has also entered.

Both events will be available to follow live online via eju.net. Both competitions will start at 10am (local time). Hajime! 

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