At the first day of the European Cup for juniors in Coimbra Brazil, Great Britain and host country Portugal all took two gold medals on Saturday.
The sports hall had a full attendance and an enthusiastic crowd.
It was one of the most participated junior competitions ever held in Portugal with 17 nations. Three of them, outside Europe: Brazil, Canada and even South Africa.
Belgium and Germany also won a gold medal. The western European countries dominated the men’s division with gold for Dominic Ressel (GER) U81kg. Last year Germany won five gold medals in Coimbra. Dylan van Nuffel (BEL) won gold U90kg and his countryman Toma Nikiforov lost the final against Philip Awiti of Great Britain.
In the women’s division Brazil won another gold by Agueda Silva U44kg. British junior champion Freya Dechastelain won gold U48kg.
The event was attended by local VIPs representing the Coimbra University and the Sports Confederation of Portugal. They all enjoyed two gold medals by Portuguese young women Marta Santos (U52kg) and Doina Babcenco (U57kg).
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