11 August 2021

THE PRIDE OF EUROPEAN JUDO

THE PRIDE OF EUROPEAN JUDO

Dear Presidents,
Dear EJU EC members, dear Teams of EJU Member Federations!

I would like to congratulate all European champions and medallists of these Olympic Games, all member federations, coaches and specialists involved in their preparation. I also congratulate everyone who qualified and wanted to achieve a medal. It’s been a hard year prior to the Games due to the pandemic and we could not properly implement our system of preparation (OTCs and competitions). I am sure we came up short of medals for Europe.

However all of our results are very important and valuable. I am especially proud of our achievement at the mixed team event which is a new discipline at the Olympics thanks to IJF and President Marius Vizer, Europe won there the gold and both bronze medals. I am proud of the amazing spirit of our judoka, and I am sure that in Paris, Europe will participate even more honorably.

With appreciation,

Sergey Soloveychik
President
European Judo Union

Author: Sören Starke