At the World Cup in Apia, Samoa some European judoka collected some points for the IJF World Ranking. The ranking helps the judoka for a better placing next year in the road to the World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, also the city for the 2016 Olympics.
Great Britain claimed three gold medals at the first day in Apia. Matthew Purssey won the U90kg category. In the final he defeated Grigori Sulemin of Russia. The Russians were successful U81kg where Murat Khabachirov claimed the gold after his victory over Thomas Davis (GBR). The heavyweight category was won by Renat Saidov (RUS). In a European final he defeated Chris Sherrington (GBR).
The women from Great Britain won gold U48 and U52kg. Sisters Renicks were responsible for the double victory. Kimberley Rennicks claimed the gold U48kg and sister Louise defeated Sharon Taylor (AUS) for the gold medal. Connie Ramsay lost her final U57kg against Korean Kim Kyung-Ok.