France hit the jackpot at the European Cup for Seniors in Belgrade. The French men won all three categories at the first day of fighting in the Serbian capital. In the women’s division four different nations won the gold medals.Sappho Coban was the only participant for Germany in Belgrade, but she won the gold. Germany’s super talent was last year’s European Junior Champion and the 18-year old is now getting in shape for the World Championships in Ljubljana. In the final she defeated Hungarian Daniella Balogh, her best performance for the former U23 Hungarian Champion. Anna Dengg (AUT) won bronze as well as Chloe Jackson (GBR). Ivelina Ilieva of Bulgaria goes on and on. The collector of European and World class medals now took the gold in the European Cup in Belgrade U57kg. Each year The Bulgarian Senior Champion takes a European Cup, but Belgarde was her second time, earlier in 2011. In the final she was too strong for Andrea Bekic of Croatia, the winner of the European Cup in Bratislava in September. Viktoria Majorosova of Slovakia won bronze as well as Narges Mohseni (AUT) Majorosova’s compatriot Ivana Komlosiova won gold in the women’s U63kg class. Komlosiova defeated Valentina Giorgis for her first international victory. It was quite a historical medal for Slovakia. The last time that a woman won an international high level senior tournament was in 1993 (Karin Hefkova). In between only the Slovak men were successful. Marijana Nikoljevic won bronze for Serbia as well as Tereza Patockova who won the second international medal for Czech women this year. Eva Koubkova won silver in September in Bratislava.