The OTC “Going for Gold” in Antalya hosted many qualified Olympic athletes. The String training camp in Antalya was probably the final preparation for many participants, but they have one more opportunity at the OTC in Minsk. The coaches and their competitors trained hard, but also relaxed together between the training.
Many countries arrived with their first team at the OTC. A Lot of stars were training last few days in Antalya, such as the Bejing Olympic Champion Elnur Mammadli (AZE) the World Champions from Paris; Teddy Riner (FRA), Gevrise Emane (FRA), Ilias Iliadis (GRE), Tagir Khaibulaiev (RUS), Audrey Tcheumeo (FRA), also current European Champion Alexander Mikhailin (RUS) who will finally participate on his first Olympic Games.
For most of the athletes this was only a small technique – tactics test before the major event for them, which will be held in London at the Olympic Games.
The European Judo Union also organises the last OTC “Going for Gold” before the Olympic Games in Minsk (BLR), which will be held from 11th – 20th of June.
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