Cadet European Judo Cup - Antalya, Turkey

CONTINENTAL QUINTET TO BATTLE IT OUT IN ANTALYA

The Antalya Cadet Europen Cup is the most populated event this weekend, massing 529 competitors. What will be interesting in this event is that those athletes are coming from only 17 nations, the home team having entered a colossal 182 participants. Trying to compete against this strong team are Russia;…

27 February 2020

European Judo Open W&M - Warsaw, Poland

WARSAW WELCOMES OVER 400 ATHLETES FOR EUROPEAN JUDO OPEN

It is a busy period on the European Judo calendar this weekend with the Antalya Cadet European Cup and European Kata Tournament in Louvain-La-Neuve taking place, but adding to the excitement is the first mixed European Judo Open of 2020 in Warsaw, Poland.  Over 400 men and women are travelling…

27 February 2020

BELGIUM TO HOST EJU KATA TOURNAMENT

This year, Louvain-la-Neuve will host the Belgian EJU Kata Tournament for the first time on the 1st of March. This new location is close to Brussels as well as the high performance sport centre.This year, Louvain-la-Neuve will host the Belgian EJU Kata Tournament for the first time on the 1st…

26 February 2020

BRITISH JUDO TAKE ON 2020 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CUP

Following the success of the British athletes, Sally CONWAY and Natalie POWELL in the Tel Aviv Grand Prix as well as junior athlete Kelly PETERSEN-POLLARD in the Senior European Open in Odivelas, it is with great delight that the British Judo Association can announce their new event addition to the…

24 February 2020

Grand Slam - Dusseldorf, Germany

HEAVYWEIGHT LOTTERY CONTINUES AS TUSHISHVILI TAKES GOLD IN DUSSELDORF

The third and final day of the Dusseldorf Grand slam saw Guram TUSHISHVILI (GEO) take the gold medal in the +100kg category. Of all current super-heavyweights, Tushishvili stands out as the front-runner and a solid bet for the Olympic title. None of the chasing group has been able to string…

24 February 2020

Grand Slam - Dusseldorf, Germany

GRIGALASHVILI STAKES CLAIM TO GEORGIAN NUMBER ONE SPOT

Day two of the Dusseldorf Grand Slam saw Tato GRIGALASHVILI (GEO) take the gold medal in the -81kg category. In a powerful and convincing performance, Grigalashvili topped a category that contained half of top 20 from the IJF World Ranking List. Grigalashvili caused the upset of the day when in…

23 February 2020

BOUKLI STUNS WITH GRAND SLAM GOLD IN DUSSELDORF

Day one of the Dusseldorf Grand slam saw Shirine BOUKLI (FRA) take the gold medal in the -48kg category. Boukli displayed surprising poise on the way to her first ever Grand Slam gold medal with six wins, including in the final the stunning defeat of number one seed and former world…

22 February 2020

LAST CALL FOR TICKETS FOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN PRAGUE

We’ve recorded an extraordinary demand for European Judo Championships 2020 tickets in Prague. There are less than 300 tickets remaining out of a 4500 capacity. Due to this high demand, there will be no option to buy tickets on site. We strongly recommend to get your tickets in advance before…

20 February 2020

EJU Cadet Training Camp - Fuengirola, Spain

FUENGIROLA A HUGE SUCCESS FOR EUROPEAN CADET ATHLETES

Over the past weekend, Fuengirola hosted the European Cadet Cup. The tournament was dominated by the Italian, Azeri and Russian teams, taking the majority of the loot, however the home nation girls team raked in one gold and three silver medls placing them fifth in the medal table. In a…

18 February 2020

BORCHASHVILI CAPTURES GOLD IN OBERWART

Day two of the European Judo Open in Oberwart saw Wachid BORCHASHVILI (AUT) take the gold medal in the -81kg category. Borchashvili stormed to a first ever European Open gold medal with six wins, four of which were by ippon whilst not once giving up a single score. In all,…

16 February 2020

European Judo Open Women - Bratislava, Slovakia

POGACNIK TAKES SOLE GOLD FOR EUROPE IN BRATISLAVA OPEN

Today 154 women from 29 nations came together to compete in the first European Open held by the Slovakian Judo Federation in the capital of Bratislava. The fantastic performances from the European athletes were certainly matched today by the international competitors from Brazil, Japan and Mongolia as they took places…

15 February 2020

RAICU FINDS HIS WAY TO THE PODIUM AFTER THREE YEARS WAIT

Day one of the Oberwart European Open saw Alexandru RAICU (ROM) take the gold medal in the -73kg category. In doing so Raicu brought an end to a three-year drought in which the 23-year old competed in over 40 competitions. Seeded number three, Raicu could reasonably have expected to be…

15 February 2020

Cadet European Judo Cup - Fuengirola, Spain

OVER 500 TO COMPETE IN FUENGIROLA CADET CUP

An impressive number of athletes will come together in the Fuengirola, Spain, this weekend for the Cadet European Cup from 23 countries. With the event now running for over a decade, the number of entries has increased dramatically, back in 2010 there were just under 200 athletes in attendance from…

11 February 2020

RULE CLARIFICATION CONTINUES IN BUILD UP TO TOKYO 2020

Following the IJF Refereeing, Sport and Education Seminar in Doha, Qatar, we spoke with EJU Refereeing Director, Alexandr JATSKEVITCH.  Following the IJF Refereeing, Sport and Education Seminar in Doha, Qatar, we spoke with EJU Refereeing Director, Alexandr JATSKEVITCH.  Now that the Olympic Games are in sight, it is imperative that…

11 February 2020

WOMENS MOMENTUM CONTINUES IN BRATISLAVA EUROPEAN OPEN

Straight off the back of the Paris Grand Slam, we will see many French athletes keeping their momentum, arriving in Bratislava, Slovakia for the European Judo Open this weekend.  The level of competition will be high with many international athletes staying in Europe continuing their preparation including a strong Brazilian…

11 February 2020

AUSTRIA TO SEE WORLD-CLASS PERFORMANCE FROM HOME ATHLETES IN OBERWART

On the 15th and 16th of February, more than 300 men will arrive in Oberwart, Austria, from around the globe for the men’s European Judo Open.  This high-class event will be held in the Sporthalle Oberwart over two days as some well-seasoned as well as younger athletes fancy their chances…

10 February 2020

TATA AND BRIGHT: DREAMING HIGH UNDER ONE FLAG

Follonica crowned the Italian team champion of the first cadet cup of the year held in Follonica, this weekend. Pumped by the home crowd Tata – nickname of Thauany David CAPPANI DIAS – and Bright MADDALONI NOSA shone among the others, climbing to the top of the -63kg and 81kg…

9 February 2020

DICKO DELIGHTS PARIS CROWD WITH DEVASTATING DISPLAY

Day two of the Paris Grand Slam saw 20-year old Roman DICKO (FRA) take the gold medal in the +78kg category. In a commanding and hugely impressive performance, Dicko signaled not only a return to fitness but also the kind of skills that the division has been sadly lacking. Dicko…

9 February 2020