10 August 2023


Skopje Junior European Cup 2023


The European Judo Union are preparing this weekend to introduce an incredible new event to the calendar for junior athletes, developing the superstars of the future. In this inaugural event, 240 athletes from an impressive 28 nations are coming together to compete in Skopje, North Macedonia.

President of the North Macedonia Judo Federation, Mr Vladimir TRPANOSKI is particularly happy to be putting his nation on the map,

We are delighted to welcome you to the 2023 Junior European Cup from August 12-13. The Junior European Cup is a competition for future European judo stars. It is a chance for them to compete against the best in their category, test their skills, and learn from each other. It is also a chance for them to experience the excitement of competing in a major international event.

We are excited that Skopje has been chosen to host this Cup. Skopje is a city with a rich judo
history, and it is the perfect setting for this event. I am sure the athletes will enjoy their stay in
the city and competing in front of a passionate crowd. I would like to thank the Macedonian Judo Federation for their hard work in organizing this event. I would also like to thank the European Judo Union for their support and trust in choosing us to organize this huge event.

This is already set to be an exciting and varied event, as the entry list has filled up with many nations outside Europe including the United States of America, Canada and Saudi Arabia. The likes of Junior World bronze medallist Jack YONEZUKA (USA/-73kg) and 2022 EYOF champion, Miljan RADULJ (SRB/-90kg) will be gracing the tatami this week in search of junior success and a historic gold medal.

The live draw will take place online tomorrow (Friday 11th August) at 19:00 local time, and the two-day competition can also be found at JudoTV.com.


Author: Thea Cowen