Japan claimed the top spot of the overall medal table this weekend at the European Junior Judo Cup in Prague. Georgia and Germany followed behind. Serbia was able to add to their collection with a total of one gold and two bronze medals.
Nikolina NISAVIC (SRB) visited Prague for the second time and today, she conquered victory in the -52kg category. Her route to gold involved four-winning contests. Firstly, she faced Seyma YLDRIM (TUR), where Nisavic won with a combination of technical and technical skills. The Serbian youngster then displayed strong domination against MAMIRA Luca (HUN) and Veronika HORAKOVA (CZE). A waza-ari score difference was enough to win the final against Oliwia KUTYLA (POL).
The next task for Nisavic is to prepare for the European Junior Judo Championships whilst also finishing high school. The future life of the young judoka will include both, judo and university studies, where her field of study will be sports, naturally. Since Nisavic doesn’t have much competition amongst juniors in Serbia, she trains with seniors which evidently gives her extra leverage across the junior stage.
All results and contests can be found at JudoTV.com.
Author: Szandra Szogedi