28 November 2009

Ten European medal at IJF Grand Prix of Qingdao

The European judoka have won ten medals at the First day of IJF Grand Prix of Qingdao (CHN). France won the only gold medal of today, China and Japan won two gold medals, Korea and Mongolia the other Grand Prix titles.
Sarah Loko won the U57kg final against Hitomi Tokuhisa (JPN). Her country women Gevrise Emane (FRA) won the silver U63kg losing to Japanese Miki Tanaka. The bronze was for Yarden Gerbi (ISR) and Anicka van Emden (NED).
In the U52kg class Ana Carrascosa won silver, losing to Asian Champion Hongmei He (CHN). Dutch Kitty Bravik and Melanie Lierka of Germany both won the bronze medal.
Super lightweight Laetitia Payet won bronze U48kg.

In the men’s category Jeroen Mooren won silver U60kg, his southern neighbor Dirk van Tichelt won the same colour U73kg. Kiyoshi Uematsu won the bronze in this category.