Saturday the EJU European Cup for Juniors will take place in Cetniewo.
The tournament has a long history of famous medalists.
Previous Champions were successful judoka like Morgane Ribout (FRA), Hedvig Karakas (HUN), Romy Tarangul (GER), Abigel Joo (HUN), Guillaume Elmont (NED), Henk Grol (NED), Kirill Denisov (RUS) and Olympic Champion Alina Dumitru who won the tournament of Cetniewo in 2000 and 2001 aged 17! However the youngest winner since 2000 was Sviatlana Tsimashenka (BLR).
Polina Belousova (RUS) is the only triple winner of this event. Since 2005 she won three consecutive wins in Cetniewo in the women’s heavyweight category.
Of 144 titles since 2000 Russia was the most dominant nation winning 23 titles. France and Germany follow with 21 and 20 titles. The Netherlands won 14 titles, host national Poland nine.
Russia was the most strong in the men’s category (13 titles), France had the best participating women winning 15 gold medals, followed by Germany (12). The Germans were the most successful in the women’s U52kg category. Of previous 10 years Germany won five years and even five different winners: Patrizia Grabowski, Mareen Kraeh, Melanie Lierka, Romy Tarangul and Tina Hild who won the last title in 2007. Last year’s winner was Carla Grol (NED).
Last year Poland took two titles, U66kg by Grzegorz Lewiński and Tomasz Domanski, the vice junior world champion won the U100kg category.
Enjoy it this week with results of pictures that you can expect in our website.