This week the Luxembourg Judo Federation will host the Junior European Judo Championships in the National Centre for Sports and Culture – “D’Coque”. With over 350 athletes it is set to be an exciting four days of competition including the mixed teams event.
President of the Luxembourg Judo Federation, Serge Schaul is looking forward to welcoming all the delegations for the first time in such an event. Schaul states,
The Luxembourg Judo Federation, with the support of the French and German regional federations of the Greater Region, is committed to make these European Championships a reference at all levels. We are very pleased to count on the valiant help of a large number of volunteers thanks to our cross-border project “Interreg Judo Cooperation” and the strong ties of friendship with our neighbouring countries.
In the -60kg the top two seeds, Salih YILDIZ (TUR) and Romain VALADIER PICARD (FRA) took the bronze medals last year in Porec, but seeding suggests it could be an exciting final this time around for the pair, the former took gold the previous year in Vantaa. In the next, -66kg category, the only returning medallist from 2020 is Abrek NAGUCHEV (RUS). Missing out on a place in the final against his brother, he was forced to settle for bronze, and although he isn’t the highest seeded Russian athlete, he is still in the top eight.