9 July 2009

France and Netherlands best European countries at Universiade

France and Netherlands best European countries at Universiade

Japan is the best performing country with three gold medals at the 2009 Universiade In Belgrade (SER). France and The Netherlands both ended up with two gold medals.

On Tuesday three out of four gold medals at the Universiade were won by European fighters. Cyrille Maret (FRA) won the U100kg category and improved his position at the Mediterranean Games in Pescara last weekend where he finished second.
The O100kg category title was won by Luuk Verbij who also won at the EJU Continental Cup in Celje. Verbij defeated Daiki Kamikawa who beat Hungarian favourite Barna Bor.
In the women U78kg category Géraldine Mentouopou (FRA) beat Jeong Geong-Mi (KOR) in the final. Mentouopou is the current European U23 Champion. She won four matches in Belgrade.
The women’s plus class was won by QIN Qian (CHN).

On Wednesday two other Europeans won the University title. Ramin Gurbanov (AZE) beat Kim Min-Gyu (KOR) U81kg. Lukasz Blach (POL) and Jaromir Jezek (CZE) finished third.
Dmitry Gerasimenko (RUS) became the winner U90kg defeating Polish U23 champion Lukasz Kolesnik. Romain Buffet (FRA) was the third European medalwinner.

In the women’s categories U63 and U70kg both finals were completely Asian. Wang Chin-Fang from Taipeh beat Miki Tanaka (JPN). Yoriko Kunihara (JPN), the winner of the IJF Grand Slam in Moscow beat Purevjargal Lkamdegd from Mongolia.

On Thursday An interesting line up in the U73kg weightclass. World Champion Wang Ki-Chun (KOR) faced Attila Ungvari (HUN) in the final of the Universiade. Wang beat Ungvari by waza-ari.

In the women U52 category a complete European final between Delphine Delsalle (FRA) and Laura Gomez (ESP). Gomez won the first gold medal for Spain since 1998 when Ernesto Perez became champion.

Masashi Ebinuma won the U66kg class beating Hambardzum Tonoyan (ARM).

On the last day on Friday former number one of the IJF World Ranking Jeroen Mooren (NED) won the tournament U60kg. Mooren beat Bakhytzhan Turebekov (KAZ) in Serbia by ippon.

In the women’s super light category Japanese Haruna Asami beat Munkhbat Urantsetseg (MGL). Eva Csernoviczky (HUN) finished third as best European judoka.

In the women’s open class Kaya Belkis Zehra (TUR) is the best European performing judoka finishing with bronze.

In the men’s open class Polish Grzegorz Eitel lost the final to Kim Sung-Min (KOR).

Abdullo Tangriev topscorer
Topscorer in terms of FISU championships medals is Abdullo Tangriev from Uzbekistan. He’s the only one with four medals.
If we also take the University World Championships in account Tangriev won three University titles. In that case he has to share this position with Masatoshi Shinomaki (JPN) and Yong-Woo Kwon (KOR)

Masatoshi Shinomaki +93
1966 World University Championships Prague
1966 World University Championships Prague
1967 FISU Universiade Tokyo

Yong-Woo Kwon U81
2001 FISU Universiade Beijing
2003 FISU Universiade Jeju
2004 World University Championships Moscow

Abdullo Tangriev +100 and Open
2003 FISU Universiade Jeju
2003 FISU Universiade Jeju
2004 World University Championships Moscow