EJU RISING STARS: GIORGI SARDALASHVILI

A budding star for the Georgian Judo Federation is 18 year-old Giorgi SARDALASHVILI. In 2021, the -60kg athlete first took silver in the Junior European Championships before advancing to the Junior World Championships and topping the podium.  You’d be fooled in to thinking he had a major collection of results…

19 May 2022

LASHA GUJEJIANI: JUDOKA TURNED COACH RECEIVES EJU ACCOLADE

Who we now see in the coaching chair for Team Georgia, was once a successful judoka before his transition. Lasha GUJEJIANI’s tremendous achievements leading his team have now seen him recognised with the EJU Male Coach Award 2021. The Olympic Games in Tokyo saw Georgia take home four medals, including…

19 May 2022

EJU AWARDS CELEBRATE OUR WIDE COMMUNITY

The European Judo Union are very proud to be able to honour those in our judo community who contribute to the judo world, whether it be as an athlete, a sponsor, event organisers or those in education.  During the Senior European Championships 2022 we were able to personally award those…

18 May 2022

European Judo Championships Veterans Heraklion 2022 - Heraklion/Crete, Greece

VETERAN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS SET TO ADD TO RICH MINOAN HISTORY

Heraklion was the center of the Minoan Kingdom, rich of history and traditions, myths as well. Located in the beautiful island of Crete that hosts a major amount of tourists every year, the city is all set to host this major event, the Veteran European Judo Championships 2022. The organising…

18 May 2022

ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD

She did it – from sea level in North-India all the way per mountain bike to Nepal and then climbing the highest mountain of the world. Austrian judoka Sabrina FILZMOSER made it on Sunday afternoon to the top of Mount Everest (8.848 m) and could live a long-cherished dream. In…

17 May 2022

Bielsko-Biala Cadet European Cup 2022 - Bielsko-Biala, Poland

CURRENT CADET LEADERS HAVE TARGET ON THEIR BACKS IN BIELSKO-BIALA

As always, the cadet events have many athletes flooding the categories, on this occasion in Bielsko-Biala, Poland, we have 488 from 28 nations, 42 of which from the host nation. By now we can see a pattern of successful judoka from the previous events this year and can see how…

17 May 2022

Malaga Junior European Cup 2022 - Malaga, Spain

MALAGA JUNIOR EUROPEAN CUP READY TO GREET GLOBAL ENTRY

The first edition of the Malaga Junior European Cup event in 2019 attracted athletes from around the world and this weekend is no different in the Polideportivo Ciudad Jardin. With 349 athletes, it is set to be an exciting weekend for the junior athletes, and with entries from Japan, Kazakhstan,…

16 May 2022

European Judo Championships Kata Rijeka 2022 - Rijeka, Croatia

THE KATA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS LOOKS TO THE NEW GENERATION

Alongside the senior competitors, the juniors also had a chance to show off their skills at the European Judo Championships Kata 2022 at the Zamet Center in Rijeka, Croatia. The junior competition consisted of Nage no Kata (category 1 and 2 – all kata, Katame- no- Kata and Ju-no-Kata. Following…

15 May 2022

European Judo Championships Kata Rijeka 2022 - Rijeka, Croatia

KATA 2022: SENIOR FINAL RESULTS

At the Zamet center in Rijeka, Croatia we saw five different kata performed on the final day at the Junior and Senior European Judo Championships Kata 2022. Medals spread across 10 countries with France claiming the most medals (8), followed by Spain (6) and The Netherlands (4). SENIOR RESULTS We…

15 May 2022

European Judo Championships Kata Rijeka 2022 - Rijeka, Croatia

13 NATIONS ADVANCE TO THE FINALS AT THE EUROPEAN KATA CHAMPIONSHIPS

The preliminaries of the European Judo Championships Kata Rijeka 2022 for Junior and Senior have concluded at the Zamat Center. For the Juniors competitors, the categories include Nage-no-Kata (category 1 and 2 – all kata, Katame- no- Kata and Ju-no-Kata and for the senior also includes Kime- no-kata and Kodokan Goshin-Jutsu. …

14 May 2022

European Judo Championships Kata Rijeka 2022 - Rijeka, Croatia

KATA 2022: "GRAMMAR OF JUDO"

  A few weeks ago, the Bulgarian Judo federation hosted the European Judo Championships where we saw new European Champions crowned. This weekend, Kata athletes are competing for the 2022 European Champion title at the Zamet Center in Rijeka, Croatia. Vice President of the EJU, Jane Bridge gives her take…

14 May 2022

AZERBAIJAN WELCOME 2018 BAKU WORLD CHAMPION TO THE TEAM

In an incredible turn of events, the story of Saeid Mollaei continues. Originally a competitor for Iran when he took his world title in 2018 and now formerly of Mongolia, we can now officially welcome Mollaei to the European Judo family. His tale is still fresh in the mind and…

14 May 2022

European Judo Championships Kata Rijeka 2022 - Rijeka, Croatia

RIJEKA HOSTS THE EUROPEAN KATA CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Zamet Center will be the center of the European judo world over the coming weekend. On the Rijeka tatami, 222 competitors from 17 countries will be looking for their paths to the titles of European champions, including 12 Croatian names. Thus, Rijeka, in which judo has a great tradition…

13 May 2022

PORTUGAL AND LUXEMBOURG COMMENDED FOR CONTRIBUTION

During the week of the Senior European Championships in Sofia, the European Judo Union proceeded with the EJU awards. Though we have high praise for all of our event organisers and hosts, in 2021 we recognised the Portuguese Judo Federation for Best Event following the incredible European Championships. This of…

13 May 2022

European Judo Championships Kata Rijeka 2022 - Rijeka, Croatia

KATA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS COME TO CROATIA

This week we are continuing with our major championships as Croatia welcome the kata competitors for the European Kata Championships 2022 at both junior and senior level. In regards to the junior entry, which has steadily increased since last year, it is a great indication that the interest is blooming…

9 May 2022

VARIOUS NATIONS TOP MEDAL TABLES ACROSS EUROPE THIS WEEK

Over the weekend, cadet, junior and senior level athletes were all competing across Europe. It is interesting to point out that in all three tournaments, different nations were leading the medal table; Turkey, France and Hungary in age order. The Cadet European Cup event was held in Bucharest, Romania, with…

8 May 2022

Bucharest Cadet European Cup 2022 - Bucharest, Romania

CADETS DESCEND ON BUCHAREST

Alike the Paris-Nanterre Junior European Cup this week, the Bucharest Cadet European Cup will see some of the highest ranked athletes compete. Two world ranked number ones in the tournament are Mihajlo SIMIN (SRB) and KOLLAR Sebestyen (HUN). Simin is once again looking to find himself a place on the…

6 May 2022

Paris-Nanterre Junior European Cup 2022 - Nanterre, France

ANOTHER FIRST FOR FRANCE AS JUNIORS TRAVEL TO PARIS-NANTERRE CUP

Already the French Judo Federation have showed their desire to develop judo from the earliest possible moment with the addition of the Strasbourg Cadet European Cup to their string of events, and now an opportunity has been given to the junior level athletes in the Paris-Nanterre Junior European Cup. We…

5 May 2022