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

WORLD OLYMPIC DAY: TOGETHER, FOR A PEACEFUL WORLD

Olympic Day is a celebration of sport, health, and being together. It invites everyone around the globe to be active and move together with purpose on the 23rd of June every year. The theme for 2022 is ‘Together, For a Peaceful World’. It seems the most appropriate given the current political…

23 June 2022

Ulaanbaatar Grand Slam 2022 - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

FIRST OFF THE STARTING BLOCKS IN MONGOLIA

It is officially qualification period for the 2024 Olympic cycle and the IJF Tour is kicking off in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia with the grand slam event. We can already see that we have three world ranked number ones in the mix with Jorge FONSECA (POR), Denis VIERU (MDA) and YANG Yung…

22 June 2022

Banja Luka Junior European Cup 2022 - Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

FRANCE FLOOD SEEDING IN BANJA LUKA JUNIOR CUP

We have all age divisions competing around the world this weekend, cadets in Croatian, seniors in Mongolia and the juniors in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. There are 240 athletes inscribed to compete in the Sport Hall Laktasi on the 25th and 26th of June, and glancing at the seeding,…

22 June 2022

Porec Judo Festival 2022 - Porec, Croatia

JUDO IS MORE THAN SPORT: INCLUSIVITY IN POREC

In 2019, the EJU Judo Festival in Porec, Croatia hosted the Special Needs Seminar for the first time as part of the festival to assist coaches in the understanding of teaching judoka with specialised needs. Although it couldn’t be repeated in 2020 due to the pandemic, two clubs have returned…

21 June 2022

European Judo Championships Cadets Porec 2022 - Porec, Croatia

CADET TITLES UP FOR GRABS IN POREC

Today the last of the 40 nations arrive in the stunning resort of Plava Laguna in Porec, whilst some have already been training in the cadet camp here over the past week. The Intersport Arena was the first to host major tournaments following the pandemic break when we saw the…

21 June 2022

European Judo Championships Cadets Porec 2022 - Porec, Croatia

CROATIAN JUDO HOST PRESS CONFERENCE BEFORE CADET EUROPEANS

The Croatian Judo Federation are a pillar of the European Judo community when it comes to the hosting events. Not only do they host for the EJU but also for IJF and are recognised for all of their hard work. Today a press conference was held prior to the start…

21 June 2022