Spanish judoka Sara Alvarez Folgueira won another European title in Tyumen. In the heavyweight final +78kg she won her fight against domestic judoka Maria Gorbunova (RUS) and in her collection she added this time the European U23 title. In 2008 she won the U20 European title.
Alvarez Folgueira won the final match by scoring an yuko. The Spanish also won today against Marta Rozga (POL), Urska Urek (SLO) and her semi-final match she was better than Dutch Janine Penders.
The first bronze medal was won by Janine Penders (NED) who was victorious over Ukrainian Galyna Tarasova by scoring a wazari. Maryna Slutskaya (BLR) claimed a bronze medal from defending European champion of Sarajevo Kristin Buessow (GER).
Previous European U23 Champions
2010 Kristin Buessow (GER)
2009 Lucia Tangorre (ITA)
2008 Gulsah Kocaturk (TUR)