25 April 2024


European Judo Championships Seniors Zagreb 2024


Judo fever is raging in Croatia’s capital ZAGREB. To celebrate, the leading Croatian daily newspaper Jutarnji List featured a blue judo belt on its front page. Hashime! The EUROPEAN JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS premiere has been running since 10.30am on Thursday. No fewer than seven world number one rankings, four Olympic champions, 17 world champions and 35 European champions are competing for world ranking points and European Championship medals. The Croatian hosts are sending four judoka into the competition on the first of four days. Ana Viktorija PULJIZ is considered to have the best chances (on day one). The 22-year-old local heroine already has a second place in Tbilisi and a third place in Antalya to her name at Grand Slam level this year.
At the last European Championships in Montpellier in November, two-time world champion Barbara Matic (-70) won the only (bronze) medal for Croatia. Matic: “This time we are speculating on three to four medals. For me, it’s about winning my first European Championship title (after a total of 3 bronze medals). That would be twice as nice in front of my own fans!”

The most important facts and figures about the European Judo Championships Zagreb 2024:

Author: EJU Media