Georgia claimed top spot on the overall medal table at the Junior European Judo Cup in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Their successful weekend carried out three gold, five silver and two bronze medals, with only three of their competitors missing out on a podium spot. Closely behind, yet from a much wider entry, the host nation followed. Ukraine finished third ahead of Moldova.
Georgia’s triple victory was delivered by Tato GRIGALASHVILI (-81kg), Zauri KENCHADZE (-100kg) and Gela ZAALISHVILI (+100kg). There was no surprise to see Sophio SOMKHISVILI (+78kg) nor Mariam TCHANTURIA (-70kg) on the podium. The latter was defeat by Ida ERIKSSON, who claimed Sweden’s only medal at the weekend.
Now, the touring of the Junior European Judo Cups are over. The next, and for some the final stop, will be the Junior European Judo Championships. The tournament will take place between 13-16 September 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria.