This weekend the European Cup for Juniors takes place in St.-Petersburg in SC «Jubileiny» There are 20 countries participating in this event: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Tajikistan, Turkey and Ukraine.
The smallest team was the team of Azerbaijan, including only the one member – Abdulhagg Rassulu (-81 kg). The biggest team was the team of Russia – 148 members.
The most serious competition took place in the U73kg category as well as the U81kg. There were 36 participants of each weight category. In the young women category U44kg 11 judoka participated, most over Russian judoka and judoka of Belarus and Turkey.
Team of France did a brilliant job at the first day of the competition. Gold medals were won by Vincent Manquest (France) in the category U55kg and two of his female compatriots Margaux Pinot U63kg and Marine Erb in the category U78kg.
The team of Japan took the second place after day one. Seiken Fujisawa (U60) and Sho Tateyama (U66) won the gold medals.
At the first day of Championship medals for eight 8 categories were given out in categories: men U55, U60, U66 and U73kg, for women U63, U70, U78 and +78kg.
The winners men
Vincent Manquest (France) 55kg
Seiken Fujisawa (Japan) 60kg
Sho Tateyama (Japan) 66kg
Dmitry Zuev (Russia) 73kg
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