After a long break, the Europa League is finally back. After the 2020 event was cancelled due the COVID pandemic, this years edition took place in Prague.
13 men’s teams and 4 women’s teams have come to the Czech capital to qualify for the Champions League.
In the men’s competition, the Paris Saint-Germain team beat Judo Club Sainte-Geneviève 4-1. A sure provider of points on this day was Moldovan Denis VIERU. Just two weeks ago he won the Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi and he showed his skills here as well. The bronze medalist of the European Championships of 2020 in the service of PSG Paris won all his matches and was also victorious in the final against Vincent LIMARE.
In the women’s competition, the favorite PSG Paris clearly prevailed. The team, which was founded only five years ago, competed in Prague with a top line-up.
Already in the preliminary round there was a clear 5:0 against the home team from USK JUDO PRAGUE.
The Olympic silver medalist Amandine BUCHARD was without a fight, because the Russians did not enter anyone in this weight category. Junior European Champion Faiza MOKDAR then provided the 2:0 lead.
The only guest starter Sanne VERMEER from the Netherlands contributed the third point against the former European Champion Daria KURBONMAMADOVA (former Mezhetskaia) with an Ukemi Waza.
Things went really fast for former world champion Maria-Eve GAHIE, who needed only 30 seconds to defeat her Russian counterpart with ko soto gari.
The final score of 5:0 was set by Romane DICKO. The Olympic bronze medalist also won with Ippon after only a few seconds.
Source and image: www.eju.net