The European Cup for Cadets took place in Bielsko Biała in a beautiful new-built sports hall. The competition was attractive for fans of judo from Poland and other European countries.
At the first day in Bielsko Biała the light weight categories fought for the medals. The gold medals were distributed over 6 nations with France and the Ukraine as winners of two categories. The first category U40 kg women’s division was won by Fatma Gulsoy (TUR), who defeated Evelyne Audiens of Belgium. Third place was for Ivanna Stytsyn (UKR) and Marion Huber (ITA).
U44 kg the first place on the platform went to Evi Vermandere (BEL) who finally won gold after four previous European Cup bronze medals. Silver was for Florine Belle (FRA) and the bronze medal won Daria Bobrikova (RUS) and Nazlican Kilic (TUR) who had already won three gold medals this season but lost to Florin Belle in the semi final.
U48 kg the best contestant was Amandine Buchard from France who won her bout with Anastasia Kasyanova (RUS) . U17 Hungarian Champion Patricia Toth (HUN) won bronze as well as Adele Ravagnani (ITA) who won her second medal this season.
The last youn women’s category U52kg was turning out to be domain of german U17 Champion Teresa Stoll (GER), who won the match against Megane Mattei (FRA). Third place was taken by Daniela Raja (ITA) and Szabina Gercsak (HUN).
Ten young women now won gold in the 10 European Cups for cadets in this category which is highly competitive. It is the only category with 10 different winners.
The in category for young men U50kg the gold medal went to Mikhail Sergeev (RUS), who defeated Italian Champ Luca Cavallo (ITA). Third place by Bogdan Okhotnikov (RUS) and Louis Masy (FRA). Oleksandr Yemchenko (UKR) took the gold U55kg who defeated Pavlo Skopnenko (UKR) in an all Ukrainian final. Skopnenko had already won two European Cups this season but was now defeated by his compatriot.
Bronze medals won Romain Gretz (FRA) and Pawel Wawrzyczek (POL). In category to 60 kg the best was Wilhelm Cherel (FRA), who won with Alex Raskopen (ISR). The lowest place on the platform took Lior Zvieli (ISR) and Antonin Blandin (FRA). Last category to 66 kg gold medal went to Dmytro Raskin (UKR), who won with the representative of Xavier Cazorla (ESP). Third place was taken by Maciej Dlugosz (POL) and Murat Bektas (TUR).
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