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Source: Hajime Judo : CAMPEONATO DE EUROPA SUB-21 - MALAGA 2016. 16, 17 y 18 de septiembre. | 15 Sep 2016 | 12:35 pm
Congratulations to Rainbow Judo Club coach Fabio on winning his 2nd Dan on Sunday 28th August.
Source: Rainbow Judo Club : Fabio gets his 2nd Dan | 28 Aug 2016 | 12:21 pm
Congratulations to our Olympian, Darcina Manuel (GIS EC) who reached the round of 16 following a good victory against her Russian opponent in the first round of the -57kg category. She then lost by Yuko to the eventual bronze medallist, for an offical final placing of 9th.
This result met the criteria that were established by the NZOC and clearly justified the selection. There has been some publicity around the cost per medal and the amounts provided to various sports by HPSNZ for their campaigns - some of whom were more successful than others. Unfortunately, the criteria for financial assistance remains as podium performance at World and Olympic level, so the ability to gain such funding remains extremely challenging for global sports like ours.
Once again, well done Darcina and enjoy a well-earned rest before the international season kicks in again.
Source: Judo New Zealand : Congrats To Darcina | 28 Aug 2016 | 12:13 pm
The IJF recently provided an opportunity for young judoka from around the world to take part in an International training camp held in Switzerland.
Two young NZL OJU Champions were selected to attend - Qona Christie (WEL WN) and Bradlee Wong (JNH AK). They were accompanied on this wonderful opportunity by Jason Koster (CAN CA).
By all accounts, a very beneficial experience for both.
Accounts of their experiences can be found at https://vimeo.com/175713747 and http://www.judokwai.org.nz/News/Entries/2016/7/23_Bradlee_Wong_-_IJF_Training_Camp,_Switzerland.html
Source: Judo New Zealand : Great Opportunity For Young NZL Judoka | 28 Aug 2016 | 11:58 am
The first senior event took place shortly after the end of the 2016 Olympic Games. It has happened to be the 2016 European Judo Cup in Germany, and for the first time took place in the city of Saarbruecken. The competition which, amongst many, also called as the ‘German Open’, welcomed almost 300 competitors from 22 different nations.
The host nation kept their local audience entertained and managed to win the overall medal table with 5 golden performances, which of 3 got secured on the second day. The Netherlands closely followed with 4 gold medals, delivered all in one day. Belgium gained two, whilst all three nations, Romania, Great Britain and Turkey returned with one each of the shiniest medal.
Great Britain’s golden performance was delivered by Ebony DRYSDALE DALEY, who suffered a long term injury and was finally be able to bounce back to her favourite spot. Drysale Daley dominated through the -70kg category with four winning contents which of all she scored in for glory. A few of the current Olympic medallist were previous 'German Open' winners, therefore there is a high chance we could witness a few future Olympic performers over the weekend. The next four years is yet to come to tell.
A training camp will take place in the next few days in Saarbruecken. The next event in Europe is await in Tallinn, Estonia, in a form of a European Judo Open. The tournament will be held on the 10th and 11th of September 2016.
Source: Official EJU Newsfeed : A BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA STARTED IN SAARBRUECKEN | 28 Aug 2016 | 9:02 am