18 November 2023


European Judo Championships U23 Potsdam 2023


As usual, JUDO TV will be broadcasting all fights from the European Championships Under-23 in Potsdam (GER) as a live stream. What is new is that the final block – per tatami – will be covered by five cameras in order to capture all scenes in the best possible way. Also new is the fact that the EJU commentary team has an Olympic champion in its ranks in Ole BISCHOF (GER). The 44-year-old was presented with a samurai helmet and breastplate by the DJB as a token of appreciation at the end of his career.

The economics graduate works full-time for the family business Leberecht Goeritz, dairy fresh products, in a managerial role. “But I don’t want to lose touch with the sport of Judo. Commentating on prime events for the EJU is fun,” says the man from Abensberg by choice. Bischof arrived at the MSB Arena on Saturday morning and will be commentating alongside Olympic bronze medallist Annett BÖHM at the weekend. This is Bischof’s second EJU appearance after the European Open in Prague. Leipzig native Böhm has been a commentator for the EJU for almost 10 years and also works freelance for MDR (German National TV).

The two German showcase judoka are still waiting for the first DJB medal at the home European Championships Under-23. Germany has won 96 medals at (since the U-23 age group was introduced in 2004), 28 of them gold. With a bit of luck, the 100th anniversary medal can be celebrated in front of a home crowd. Annett and Ole wouldn’t mind, on the contrary!

Author: EJU Media