What remains, statistically speaking, besides Azerbaijan’s demonstration of power from the first day of the European Cadet Championships in ODIVELAS (POR/404 judoka from 40 nations)? A review in the form of facts and figures.
- Besides Azerbaijan (4 x gold, 1 x bronze) also Spain (Marta Beorlegui/-44) and Slovakia (-40/Patricia Tomankova) could enjoy their national anthems.
- Mahammad Musayev (-60/AZE) and Marta Beorlegui (-44/ESP) were particularly dominant in their victories. Mahammad needed 9:26 minutes for his five ippon wins, the Spaniard was three seconds faster (with one fight less).
- The fastest final fight (for gold) was the duel in the 55 kg category. Mirkhalig Iskandarov (AZE) won against Marko Jorgic (SRB) in 39 seconds (2 x Waza-ari).
- The 40 kg category went according to paper form: The world number one Patricia Tomankova (SVK) defeated the world number two Nina Auer (AUT) in the final for gold after 1:47 minutes with Ippon.
- Only one out of the six European title bouts on Day 1 did go over the full regular fighting time of four minutes (-50, Mamishov/AZE – Galo/HUN).
- A total of 14 nations appear in the medal table so far. Surprisingly, the judo giants France and Italy have only won one bronze medal each so far, Georgia is without a medal at all after day one.
- A total of 178 fights were held on the first day, 18 of them in the final block.
Author: EJU Media