Week in and week out we are talking about the robust youth Russian team that travelling across Europe dominating each and every tournaments amongst cadet and junior. There was no difference at the junior European Judo Cup in Poznan past weekend as the team finished with 5 gold 4 silver and 3 bronze medals, winning the overall medal table. This time, Hungary was clinching closer to the top with an overall 3 gold and 1 bronze medals. The host nation, Poland, managed to win 1 gold, 1 silver and 6 bronze medals.
This weekend’s Russian winning quintet was made of Abrek NAGUCHEV (-66 kg), Alina SERGEEVA (-48 kg), Vita MAIDANIK (-57 kg), Dali LILUASHVILI (-63 kg) and Daria KARIAKINA (-78 kg). FECZKO Csanad of Hungary made a rather critical win over the weekend. The Hungarian youth not long ago competed in the -50 kg category and accomplished several victories during his cadet years. Following that, Feczko was aiming to continue his junior journey in the -55 kg category. His plans were cut half when the recent changes took place eliminating the -55 kg from the juniors. After competing back to back and missing out on medals, in Poznan, he showed that he made all necessary changes in order to hope towards a junior European and Worlds selection in the near future. The home victory was delivered by Kinga WOLSZCZAK in the +78 kg category closing the weekend on a high note for the home crowd.
Congratulations to all medallist. The next junior European Judo Cup will take place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania between the 10-111 August 2019.