In 2021, too, the Serbian judo achieved extraordinary sporting successes. Another particularly important award from the European Judo Union came to the address of the national association. Andrea Stojadinov was named the most successful participant in Europe in the junior category
In 2021, too, the Serbian judo achieved extraordinary sporting successes. Another particularly important award from the European Judo Union came to the address of the national association. Andrea Stojadinov was named the most successful participant in Europe in the junior category.
According to the current epidemiological situation, Andreas became the most successful judoka in Europe in the junior category at the headquarters of the Millennium Team in Belgrade, of which Stojan Vujko is the general director and which has sponsored the Zvezda trophy team for more than a decade Crisis team and the Serbian government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stojan Vujko, chairman of the board of the judo club Crvena zvezda, presented the young national trophy player of Serbia and the hope of the team from Ljutice Bogdana street with the prestigious award.
– This is a special event for Serbian judo. Our Andrea Stojadinov has received a prominent award from the European Judo Union for the best junior athlete in 2020. Through her results in both 2020 and 2021, Andrea clearly showed that success is achieved through dedication and dedication. Thank you to Andrea, her family, who are always at her side, her brother, who has given up his own career and who trains with her all the time, as well as the entire judo team from Zvezda – said Stojan Vujko, chairman of the judo club Crvena zvezda.
Andrea Stojadinov went down in international sporting history as the winner of the European Judo Union for the best junior participant in Europe for 2020.
– This is an award for years of work and it deserves a much bigger event with a lot more people in attendance. The pandemic situation is such that this time we will present the award to the family. This award is a confirmation that the judo club Crvena zvezda is at the forefront of European judo. Andrea, thank you for being part of our family – concluded Stojan Vujko.
The name Andrea Stojadinov will go down in the history of Serbian sport because she is the first participant from our country to receive this prestigious award from the European Judo Union.
In the year behind us, Andrea Stojadinov received much praise for her outstanding performance, having won three medals at European championships in one month. At the beginning of November 2020, Stojadinov won a gold medal at the European Junior Championships in Poreč and only five days later she also put a bronze medal at the European Young Seniors Championships (Poreč) around her neck.
The crown was the runner-up title at the Senior European Championship, which took place in Prague at the end of November 2020. It is precisely these results that our Andrea Stojadinov nominated for the special award of the Olympic Committee of Serbia for 2020.
In addition to European medals, Andrea can also be proud of a Grand Slam bronze medal from Budapest 2020. Zvezdas hope also ensured the top result in 2021, with bronze medals at Grand Slams in Tashkent and Tel Aviv.
– I think people don’t understand how much this award means. For us it is proof of how much we sacrifice. We all know how tough it was last year when there was coronavirus, and it means a lot to get out of all situations stronger. I would like to thank my family, my brother, my coaches, Nemanja Nikolić and Andrija Đurišić, and my fitness coach, Goran Popović. We never stopped training, we made a difference and it shows. I would also like to thank the board of directors for standing next to me the whole time, chairman Stojan Vujko and Ivan Bošnjak. Many thanks also to Ivan Todorov, President of the Serbian Judo Club, with whom I am in constant contact, who follows everything and with whom I always talk before and after competitions. People only notice the end result, a fight of a few minutes, but they don’t see the whole team that is behind me and that is responsible for the results as much as I am, said the owner of the flattering title of the best judoka in Europe, Andrea Stojadinov , emerge.