Preview European Championships women U52kg Montpellier
We zoom in previewing the category for women U52kg where Majlinda Kelmendi is the reigning World Champion dominating this class, but a European title won’t be so easy to catch.
With the release of the most likely participants list at the European Championships we can estimate who are the potential medallists for Montpellier. Although we hope there will be lots of surprises the strength of the European women in the world is typical for the strength of this forthcoming European Championships. All 12 female medallists of the World’s in Rio will appear in Montpellier.
In the women’s category U52kg World Champion Majlinda Kelmendi is the clear favourite. Interesting to see the development of Jaana Sundberg from Finland, finally a Nordic country who is able to deliver a medal candidate. An open category with many chances for strong Germans Mareen Kraeh and Romy Tarangul. Also Gili Cohen of Israel can be among the best in this category.
The Italians bring in two giants with Rosalba Forciniti and last year’s bronze medallist Odette Giuffrida. Speaking about double positions, also Andreea Chitu and Alexandra Larisa Florian can both take a medal. It’s almost between countries in this category.
Spanish medal hope is Laura Gomez, who hasn’t caught her form yet.
Natalia Kuzyutina is defending her European title and is getting in shape right in time.
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