2 May 2018

EJU GALA 2018

European Judo Championships Tel Aviv 2018

EJU GALA 2018

The annual Gala dinner took place at the last day of the 2018 European Judo Championships in Tel Aviv, Israel; where according to a fine tradition, EJU awards were presented to the best European athletes, coaches, referees, medical workers and federations of 2017.

Carlos Ferreira

The history of recognition of individuals by the EJU goes back quite a while. The European Family started to acknowledge the best performances at its annual Congresses around 19 years ago. At that time, certificates were given out to the best male and female judoka. 7 years later, the procedure changed and the EJU started to present the awards to the nominees, honouring their best achievements within their field (athletes, coaches, referees, federations organising EJU events). Years later, the appreciation of other sectors (Education, Medical and Marketing, EJU sponsors and partners) also began to be classified, and such presentations were shifted to the European Judo Championships, where a special Gala dinner staged every year for the EJU Awards ceremony.

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EJU Best European Female Judoka 2017: Clarisse AGBEGNENOU (FRA) Presented by EJU President Sergey Soloveychik – Carlos Ferreira

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Best European Women’s Coach 2017: Larbi BENBOUDAOUD (FRA) Presented by EJU Vice President Michal Vachun – Carlos Ferreira

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Best European Men’s Coach 2017: Ljubisa MAJDOV Presented by EJU Vice President Michal Vachun – Carlos Ferreira

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Best European Junior Female Judoka 2017: Amber GERSJES (NED) Presented by EJU Sport Director Hrvoje Lindi – Carlos Ferreira

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Best Team Men 2017: GEORGIA Presented by EJU Sport Director Catarina Rodrigues to the president of Geogian Judo Federation David KEVKHISHVILI – Carlos Ferreira

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Best European Event 2017: Golden League, Ankara (TUR) Presented by EJU Sport Director Wieslaw Blach to the president of the Turkish Judo Federation Sezer HUYSUZ – Carlos Ferreira

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Best Team Women 2017: TEAM FRANCE Presented by EJU Sport Director Catarina Rodrigues – Carlos Ferreira

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Best European Organiser 2017: Lithuanian Judo Federation for Upgrading Junior EJC and Cadet EC Kaunas Presented by EJU Sport Director Pavel Yasenovsky to the president of the Lithuanian Judo Federation Vigmantas SINKEVICIUS – Carlos Ferreira

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Most Progressive European Male Referee 2017: Vladimer NUTSUBIDZE (GEO) Presented by EJU Refereeing Director Alexandr Jatskevitch – Carlos Ferreira

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Most Progressive European Female Referee 2017: Roberta CHYURLIA (ITA) Presented by EJU Refereeing Director Alexandr Jatskevitch – Carlos Ferreira

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Vladimer NUTSUBIDZE (GEO) and Roberta CHYURLIA (ITA) – Carlos Ferreira

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Best Education Event 2017: Croatian Judo Federation for Veteran European Judo Championships 2017 in Zagreb Presented by EJU Vice President Jane Bridge to the president of the Croatioan Judo Federation Sanda CORAK – Carlos Ferreira

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Scientific Award 2017 Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb for their organization of 4th European Science of Judo Research Symposium & 3rd Scientific and professional conference on Judo Presented by EJU Education Director Ernesto Perez to the president of the Croatian Judo Federation Sanda CORAK – Carlos Ferreira

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Best Education Seminar 2017 Improve Your Club Seminar in Torino
British Judo Association and Organiser Judo Scotland Presented by EJU Vice President Jane Bridge – Carlos Ferreira

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Social Inclusion Award 2017 Swedish Judo Federation for their work to raise female participation Presented by EJU Education Director Laurent Commanay to the president of the Swedish Judo Federation Kristiina PEKKOLA – Carlos Ferreira

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Special award In appreciation of support and collaboration with the EJU in 2017: Ipponshop Presented by EJU Marketing Director Eddy Koaz to Otto Kneitinger – Carlos Ferreira

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Special award In appreciation of support and collaboration with the EJU in 2017: Green Hill Presented by EJU Marketing Director Oleksandr Nagibin to Wellington Martins – Carlos Ferreira

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Special award In appreciation of support and collaboration with the EJU in 2017: JudoFashion Presented by EJU Marketing Director Peter Frese to Vigmantas SINKEVICIUS – Carlos Ferreira

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Special award in appreciation of support and collaboration with the EJU in 2017: My Backnumber Presented by EJU Marketing Director Peter Frese to Johann Drews – Carlos Ferreira

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Plaque of appreciation: Israel Judo Association President of the Israel Judo Assosiation Moshe Ponte – Carlos Ferreira


AWARD WINNERS

SPORT SECTOR AWARDS

Best European Male Judoka 2017

Teddy RINER (FRA)

Best European Female Judoka 2017

Clarisse AGBEGNENOU (FRA)

Best European Junior Male Judoka 2017

Hidayet HEYDAROV (AZE)

Best European Junior Female Judoka 2017

Amber GERSJES (NED)

Best Team Men 2017

GEORGIA

Best Team Women 2017

FRANCE

Best European Men’s Coach 2017

Ljubisa MAJDOV

Best European Women’s Coach 2017

Larbi BENBOUDAOUD (FRA)

Best European Event 2017

Golden League, Ankara (TUR)

Best European Organiser 2017

Lithuanian Judo Federation for Upgrading Junior EJC and Cadet EC Kaunas

Most Progressive European Male Referee 2017

Vladimer NUTSUBIDZE (GEO)

Most Progressive European Female Referee 2017

Roberta CHYURLIA (ITA)

EDUCATION SECTOR AWARDS

Scientific Award 2017

Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb for their organization of 4th European Science of Judo Research Symposium & 3rd Scientific and professional conference on Judo

Best Education Event 2017

Croatian Judo Federation for Veteran European Judo Championships 2017 in Zagreb

Best Education Seminar 2017

Improve Your Club Seminar in Torino
British Judo Association and Organiser Judo Scotland

Social Inclusion Award 2017

Swedish Judo Federation for their work to raise female participation

Education Award for Contribution to the Development of Education 2017

Hiroshi Katanishi

Education Award for Contribution to the Development of Education 2017

Didier Janicot

MEDICAL SECTOR AWARDS

Plaque of appreciation for the work in the EJU Medical Commission

Lauri Malinen

MARKETING SECTOR AWARDS

Special award in appreciation of support and collaboration with the EJU in 2017

Ipponshop

Special award in appreciation of support and collaboration with the EJU in 2017

Green Hill

Special award in appreciation of support and collaboration with the EJU in 2017

My Backnumber

Special award in appreciation of support and collaboration with the EJU in 2017

Noris

Special award in appreciation of support and collaboration with the EJU in 2017

Hiku

Special award in appreciation of support and collaboration with the EJU in 2017

Daedo

Special award in appreciation of support and collaboration with the EJU in 2017

JudoFashion

Special award in appreciation of support and collaboration with the EJU in 2017

DanRho

Plaque of appreciation

Israel Judo Association