The Stabia Judo Club of Mérida travels to Georgia to play its first European Championship this Saturday


The Stabia Judo Club of Merida will contest this SaturdayNovember 26, the European Championship in male category not Georgiawhere it will compete against seven other teams from the continent.

The participation of the Emeritense club has been presented this Tuesday at the city ​​council, main sponsor of a team that will play this title for the first time after winning the First National Division this year.

The Municipal Sports Delegate, Felipe González, and the coach of the Stabia Judo Club, Miguel Martínez Floreshas offered the details of the expedition to Georgia, in which the Emeritense club goes with sweet judokas who will participate in the categories of 66, 73, 81, 90 and more than 90 kilos.

Is about Fran Garrigóssecond in the world ranking and is European champion, David Garciabronze in the European sub23 championship, Salvador Casascurrent champion of Spain, Jose Antonio Arandawho has been competing in the team for five years, Jose Maria MendiolaSpain champion, Pablo Sanchezmedalist from Badajoz on the international circuit, the Turk Vedat AlbaryakEuropean champion.

Other team members are Christian TothOlympic bronze medalist and world champion, Daniel Nietothe only Emeritense, team captain and runner-up in Spain, the Georgian Levani Matiashvilisix times champion in his country, and Niko Sherazadashvilidouble world champion.

The club’s coach has stressed that they want to “reach the top”, despite the fact that they will face rivals like PSG from Paris, Serbia or Georgia.

Likewise, Martínez wanted to thank the city council for its financial help because “without them it would not have been possible” to participate in the competition and has stressed that it is a “dream to represent Mérida, Extremadura and Spain” in the European Championship.

Regarding the club’s participation in the European Championship, the Sports delegate, Felipe González, stressed that he is “very proud” that the club “brings the name of Mérida to the judo elite” and that they deserve “many successes ” for “the many years he has been working for many years”.

In addition, González stressed that “we must promote the achievements” of other sports because if “another team from other sports” had achieved that milestone, “it would have been a much greater reception in the Plaza de España”.

The Stabia Judo club will celebrate its 50th anniversary since it practices the sport in the city of Emeritus in 2023, seven of which have been in the highest national judo category and twenty since they played in the league.



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