31/05/2015 Gold Silver 5th and a 7th in Portugal

Sucesseful weekend in Coimbra for the Danish Judo Team. Saturday the 30th of May participated in the European Cup in Coimbra the light weights. One victory and one loss to Magnus Nelmark and Jacob Agertoft, who unfortunately were not repechaged ending their competition this way. Jonas Glistrup finished 7th after 3 victories failling a place in the bronze match after a loss in the final of the repechage against a strong Spanish player. 5th place for Jonas Czajkowski being beat in his second fight by later winner of the competition the nr 1 seed Italian Carlino, Jonas won the next two fights to be in the bronze match against nr 2 seed and also Italian Magozzi, unfortunately Jonas lost with 2 shidos against 1, a good campaign by the second year cadet.

On the second day of competition we saw Lærke win after 4 victories and finishing the competition with a very nice ippon with a hip throw. First gold medal for Lærke in a European Cup, and once more back to back National Anthem and flag being raised for Denmark. Mathias Madsen becomes 2nd after 3 victories which included nr 2 seed from Austria with a beautiful Osoto gari. Unfortunately we could not overcome his opponent in the final. Asta won her first fight win a fast shime waza that put the opponent down, and after could not overcome her next two opponents. A big congratulations for the whole team, now 2 days training camp.

 

Best regards, Head Coach Miguel Ogando Lopes

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