24 April 2011

Preview European Team Championships finals

Preview European Team Championships finals

In the final fight of the European Team Championships for women Germany will fight France in the women’s division. Over the last six years France won six consecutive medals, three times they won gold, while the German women didn’t win any medals. However they are the current runner up of the last World team Championships.

First bronze was for the home team of Turkey. They were better against the experienced Russian team and repeated a sensational medal at a team event, just like at the world team championships in Antalya last year. The home crowd supported the team very well and created a sensational athmosphere.

The second bronze medal is going to the Ukraine. The Ukrainian women defeated Spain. The Spanish women competed with four instead of five judoka..

Men’s Final

> The Ukrainian men’s team finally qualified for the final. They had a tough semi-final match against the Georgian team, last year’s European Champion.
In the final match they will face with the French team which is led by European Champion Teddy Riner as eyecatcher. Over the last six years the French men were in the final three times, but unfortunately they lost each time.

Germany vs. Poland. The Germans were better than the tired Polish team. Also they didn’t have the position in the U73kg category. The Polish coach sent talented Krecielewski who usually fights in category U66kg.

In the second bronze medal fight Georgia overclassed the Estonian team. They defeated Estonia by 5-0.