Cluj-Napoca European Open 2022 - Cluj-Napoca, Romania

GONZALEZ TAKES GOLD ON SECOND DAY

The -100kg category was stormed by Ashley GONZALEZ (ROU) who was a former representative of Cuba. His previous achievements are enviable to say the least and today he demonstrated that his past experience could put him ahead of the game. For the home nation, there was already great excitement surrounding…

3 July 2022

Cluj-Napoca European Open 2022 - Cluj-Napoca, Romania

IVANESCU GRABS HOME GOLD IN CLUJ-NAPOCA

Day one of the European Open in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the home nation were holding out for their national anthem. Finally in the -63kg, their wish was granted by the hands of Florentina IVANESCU. Ivanescu was the number one seed coming in to the event but had strong competition from the…

2 July 2022

EUROPEAN JUDO FAMILY MOURNS LAURENT COMMANAY

The European Judo Family is sad to announce the loss of Laurent COMMANAY (49), former Education Director of the European Judo Union passed away today on the 1 of July 2022. Laurent Commanay was born 03 of April 1973 in France.Besides that he was in the past one of the…

1 July 2022

Cluj-Napoca European Open 2022 - Cluj-Napoca, Romania

ROMANIA BRING THEIR A-GAME TO CLUJ-NAPOCA

With athletes officially in the qualification phase leading to the 2024 Olympic Games, more and more are starting to gradually ease themselves back in.  Five members of the Romanian team will be taking up the number one seed positions in this European Open event including; Alexandr RAICU (-73kg), Alex CRET…

30 June 2022

XIX Mediterranean Games 2022 - Oran, Algeria

TOP ATHLETES LAND IN ALGERIA FOR MEDITERRANEAN GAMES 2022

While there is a mediterranean EJU Training Camp held in Alicante, we are also looking forward to seeing some of our European athletes compete in the Mediterranean Games this week in Oran, Algeria.  The history of the Mediterranean Games is closely linked to tensions within the Eastern Mediterranean region and…

28 June 2022

COIMBRA TO HOST CADET EUROPEAN JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS 2023

For many years, the historic town of Coimbra in Portugal has been hosting successful EJU events, and now we can celebrate that they will host a prime event, the Cadet European Judo Championships 2023. Attending the flag handover ceremony in Porec, Croatia during the 2022 edition of the Cadet European…

27 June 2022

European Judo Championships Cadets Porec 2022 - Porec, Croatia

UKRAINIAN CADETS REUNITE AND TAKE TOP SPOT

We were off to an exciting start for the mixed team event of the Cadet European Judo Championships 2022 in Porec, Croatia.  First up were Georgia against Hungary and Azerbaijan against Poland. After some extremely impressive performances, the bronze medals were eventually secured by the nations in the Caucasus region. …

26 June 2022

European Judo Championships Cadets Porec 2022 - Porec, Croatia

HEAD TO HEAD FOR FRANCE AND UKRAINE

Judo is predominantly an individual sport, but when the teams come together, magic happens. Both the excitement and tension could be felt on the last day of the Cadet European Judo Championships 2022 as the Mixed Team event began. We had a strong set, 14 teams in total, who all…

26 June 2022

Ulaanbaatar Grand Slam 2022 - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

QUALIFIER #1 DRAWS TO A CLOSE IN ULAANBAATAR

Noticeably on the final day in Mongolia, the athletes were struggling and penalties were rife in many contests.  It started off in this way for the initial contests of the -90kg category where Noel VAN T END ceded two shidos early on. His opponent, Erlan SHEROV (KGZ) caught up eventually…

26 June 2022

European Judo Championships Cadets Porec 2022 - Porec, Croatia

FRANCE CONQUER ON FINAL DAY OF CADET EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The final day of the Cadet European Judo Championships 2022 provided just as much if not more excitement than the previous days, with the heavier weight categories come the picture-perfect colossal throws. Starting us off in the final block were the-81kg category men. -81KG TSURKAN (UKR) v KARAPETYAN (ARM) The…

25 June 2022

European Judo Championships Cadets Porec 2022 - Porec, Croatia

MISHINER LOOKS TO SWAP SILVER FOR GOLD

On the last day of individual competition here in Porec, the only athlete heading in to the final block who medalled in 2021 is Yuli Alma MISHINER (ISR). Of course, many of these medalling cadets will have moved to the junior level but whatever the case, it makes room for…

25 June 2022

Ulaanbaatar Grand Slam 2022 - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

EUROPE GAIN TRACTION ON DAY TWO IN MONGOLIA

The first day of the Ulaanbaatar Grand Slam was difficult for the European athletes as they found themselves in what could have been the Asian Continental Championships. Numbers may be in favour of the Asian Judo Union but the strength of the Europeans was felt today.  In the case of…

25 June 2022

European Judo Championships Cadets Porec 2022 - Porec, Croatia

UNSEEDED ORUC SURPRISES ALL

The last contest of the day drew in the loudest support by far. We can always depend on team France and Turkiye to give their biggest support to their athletes, but for the Turkish group, there was an extra element of excitement.  -63kg BOURSAS (FRA) v ORUC (TUR) Sinem Oruc…

24 June 2022

European Judo Championships Cadets Porec 2022 - Porec, Croatia

NUMBER ONE SEEDS FEELS THE PRESSURE IN POREC

Once again, the seeding has almost perfectly predicted the final block on the second day of the Cadet European Judo Championships 2022, however this wouldn’t be judo if there weren’t some surprises. Italy have an extraordinarily strong team and will still have their time to shine in this afternoon as…

24 June 2022

Ulaanbaatar Grand Slam 2022 - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

NELSON LEVY FIRST TO SECURE MEDAL FOR EUROPE IN QUALIFICATION PERIOD

Yesterday we celebrated World Olympic Day and in the same breath waited to see the draw for the first Olympic qualifier on the IJF tour in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Five continents may be present but this is most definitely being staged as an Asia-dominant tournament given its location with 160 of…

24 June 2022

OLYMPIC DAY FOR ALL

Olympic Day is about being together and being as one. Today, two Olympic champions, Elnur Mammadli and Urska Zolnir Jugovar spent an evening session with the special needs guests of the Croatian Judo Federation who are spending the week in Poreč during the cadet European championships. The Fuji Judo Club…

23 June 2022

European Judo Championships Cadets Porec 2022 - Porec, Croatia

FIVE NATIONS SHARE THE SIX GOLDS ON DAY ONE OF CADET EUROPEANS

-40kg TOMANKOVA (SVK) v ERTEM (TUR) Though there was a great deal of action in the first final of the day between Patricia Tomankova (SVK) and Zilan Ertem (TUR), in the end it was the latter that took gold as she had an edge on her opponent. The Slovakian couldn’t…

23 June 2022

European Judo Championships Cadets Porec 2022 - Porec, Croatia

SEEDING ONLY STANDS FOR YOUNG WOMEN ON DAY ONE IN POREC

The atmosphere in the Intersport Hall in Poreč was nothing short of incredible for the first day of the Cadet European Judo Championships 2022. Not only did the tribunes contain hundred of supporting athletes, but also families of those competing and spectators from the host nation. We boast that the…

23 June 2022