EJU Training Camp - Papendal, Netherlands

PAPENDAL HOSTS WORLD AND EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS IN TRAINING CAMP

Following a tremendous senior European Championships in Lisbon, some of Europe’s top athletes took no break and went straight on to Papendal, the Dutch National Training Centre. In total, 18 countries (16 from EJU and 2 non-EJU) with 108 players (40 from EJU, 2 non-EJU, and 66 from the Dutch…

28 April 2021

COVID KEEPS

'COVID KEEPS' WITH MELISSA TUYPENS-JOHNEN

Today we release the first edition of ‘Covid Keeps’ to encourage those struggling to train or have minimal options at home, to continue with these examples.  In this weeks videos we introduce Melissa Tuypens-Johnen, a 5th Dan from Belgium who has been practicing the sport for 32 years alongside husband…

27 April 2021

THROUGH THE KEYHOLE: MARTIN POIGER

Most will be familiar with our Director of Head Office and President of the Austrian Judo Federation, Martin Poiger, in a suit during events, however like most of us, found love for judo on the tatami.  At the age of six, Martin’s mother saw a promotion for a beginners class…

24 April 2021

European Judo Championships - Lisbon, Portugal

BULGARIA TO HOST 2022 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

During the 2021 European Judo Championships in Lisbon, the traditional flag hand-over ceremony took place. Already an emotional and strong competition for the hosts, it was a pleasure to pass on the baton to a fellow nation.  Accepting the hand-over on behalf of the Bulgarian was president, Mr Roumen Stoilov…

23 April 2021

GEORGIA RACK UP FOUR MEDALS ON THE FINAL DAY OF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

-90kg The all-Georgian final dominated conversation in the build up to the final block. Throughout the day both Lasha BEKAURI and Beka GVINIASHVILI impressed everyone in the arena with their exciting judo and now it isn’t just their technique that is getting everyone talking. Currently Bekauri is #4 in the…

19 April 2021

European Judo Championships - Lisbon, Portugal

ALBAYRAK FOLLOWS IN FATHERS FOOTSTEPS

Following a Grand Slam win in Antalya, Vedat ALBAYRAK (TUR) was clearly on top form coming in to the European Championships here in Lisbon. He is #3 in the WRL begging Matthias CASSE (BEL) and Sagi MUKI (ISR) who both found themselves on the podium this week in the -81kg…

18 April 2021

European Judo Championships - Lisbon, Portugal

DAY TWO SETTLED FOR NOTHING BUT SENSATIONAL JUDO

Both the preliminary and final blocks were full of nail-biting, contests. For some, Olympic decisions will be made and for other younger athletes it was a chance to prove they can run with the best. -63kg Tina TRSTENJAK (SLO) put on a typically good performance, the current Olympic Champion securing…

17 April 2021

European Judo Championships - Lisbon, Portugal

MONTEIRO COLLECTS SIXTH EUROPEAN TITLE IN STYLE

There were some terrific performances on day one but the one that amassed the most emotion was inarguably Telma MONTEIRO (POR).  You’d be hard pushed to find someone who doesn’t know her name, the 35 year-old has been consistently medalling and picking up titles on the IJF tour since 2009,…

17 April 2021

European Judo Championships - Lisbon, Portugal

LISBON HAVE MUCH TO CELEBRATE ON DAY ONE OF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Day one of the Senior European Judo Championships 2021 brought us the expected surprises and a sensational celebration for the hosts, Portugal.  -48kg The -48kg category ended in an unfortunate way as Distria KRASNIQI (KOS) missed out on a much anticipated opportunity to take on rival Daria BILODID (UKR) in…

17 April 2021

HEAD TO HEAD: JULIA FIGUEROA VS LAURA MARTINEZ ABELENDA

This week we will see some major decisions made for Olympic selections based on performances in the European Championships 2021. Another close contest can be seen in the Spanish team between the lightweight women, Julia FIGUEROA and Laura MARTINEZ ABELENDA.  Ranked 6 and 12 respectively in the Olympic ranking, the…

15 April 2021

European Judo Championships - Lisbon, Portugal

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021: DAY THREE PREVIEW

The third and final day of the European Championships 2021 will see the heavyweight categories go head to head for the five remaining titles in Lisbon.  -90kg  All but one of the top eight European athletes in the -90kg category are registered to compete this week, due to the absence…

13 April 2021

European Judo Championships - Lisbon, Portugal

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021: DAY TWO PREVIEW

It is the week of the Senior European Championships 2021 and today we will be looking at the entry for day two competitors.  -63kg Notably the entry of the -63kg category is missing fan-favourite Clarisse AGBEGNENOU (FRA) along with many of the French women given that selection for World Championships…

12 April 2021

European Judo Championships - Lisbon, Portugal

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021: DAY ONE PREVIEW

The Altice arena on the coast of Lisbon, Portugal is ready to welcome the European athletes hoping to take home the 2021 title and in less than a week we will already be able to name five following an exciting first day of competition.  -48kg  For Daria BILODID (UKR) this…

11 April 2021

Online Forum - Veteran Vibes - Online Event

VETERAN VIBES PROVES A HUGE SUCCESS HIGHLIGHTING IMPORTANT TOPICS

With 118 judoka logged on for the Veteran Vibes online forum today, EJU Vice President responsible for education, Jane Bridge introduced the event and speakers, unfortunately Oksana Denisova was unable to attend. In order to make this as inclusive as possible we were fortunate to have five translators to encourage…

10 April 2021

Online Forum - Veteran Vibes - Online Event

VETERAN VIBES INVITES PARTICIPANTS TO TOMORROWS EVENT

It has finally arrived, the Veteran Vibes online open discussion will go live tomorrow between 10:30am and 12:00pm (CET) and will be held in English with translation offered for Russian, French, Spanish, Italian and German.  The purpose of this discussion is for the speakers to provide advice and positive points…

9 April 2021

European Judo Championships - Lisbon, Portugal

REIGNING EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS EAGER TO RETAIN THEIR TITLES

We are officially on our week countdown to the draw of the European Judo Championships 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal. Covid-19 postponed the 2020 edition which was held in November in Prague, Czech Republic so our returning champions haven’t even held their titles for an entire year yet. Will they be…

8 April 2021

HEAD TO HEAD: ROY MEYER VS HENK GROL

For many judo fans, this will be one of the most anticipated decisions to revealed. Both athletes have been on the circuit for many years, one already an Olympic medallist in another weight category, while the other realised his dream of reaching the World Championship podium in Tokyo and will…

7 April 2021

Grand Slam - Antalya, Turkey

OPPOSITION FLOORED BY IN-FORM NYMAN

In what must rank as one of the most impressive displays of ne waza Marcus NYMAN (SWE) won the gold medal in the -90kg category here in Antalya. In the final Nyman faced number two seed TOTH Krisztan (HUN) against whom the Swede had an unenviable 2-6 record. But Nyman…

3 April 2021