One of the favourites in advance was Georgii Zantaraia (UKR). Today he collected his first European title. In the final he defeated newcomer Betkil Shukvani (AZE) who surprisingly reached the final by beating Arsen Galstyan (RUS), the 2009 European Champion. Zantaraia was dominant the whole match and scored a waza-ari halfway the match and finished as a tiger defeating Shukvani on the ground.
Arsen Galstyan (RUS) defeated Amiran Papinashvili (GEO) for the bronze after 90 seconds. Elio Verde (ITA) beat Tobias Englmaier (GER) by ippon in the last second in a tough battle. Englmaier competed for the first time and debuted well.