European Veterans Championship Kicks Off in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina

European Veterans Championship Kicks Off in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina

The European Veterans Championship starts from Thursday Sarajevo in Bosnia Herzegovina, with 800 athletes (674 men and 126 women) from 35 nations. The Italian delegation led by Giuseppe Macrì e Manuela Tadini is made up of 46 men and 13 women for a total of 59 athletes. Tomorrow, Thursday, M5/6/7/8/9 (from 50 years and over) will be engaged, Friday M3/4 (from 40 to 50 years), Saturday M1/2 (from 30 to 40 years) and all female categories. The team competition is scheduled for Sunday with Italy present with 4 teams: M1/2, Mixed Team M/F 3/4, M5/6/7 and F5/6/7.

The technical level is high with the best veteran athletes in Europe ready to compete for a place on the podium. Present in the Italy team are the defending champions Cristina Magini, Cristina Marsili, Roberto Maserin, Stefano Pressello and the F5/6/7 team.

“We will try to improve on the 29 total medals won in Podcetrtek in Slovenia – said Coach and Head of Delegation Giuseppe Macrì – behind France and Germany”. “The team is as always energetic and close-knit – added the Coach and Team-manager Manuela Tadini – we want to have fun and excite those who follow us from the arena and from home. So follow us, and have fun.”

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Sarajevo 10-11 June: European Kata Championships

A few days separate us from the 2024 European Kata Championship which will be held on 10 and 11 June in Sarajevo (BIH). The most important continental competition this year sees the presence of 306 athletes (153 couples) from 20 countries, and will therefore be the most attended European Championship in recent years, a clear sign that the kata competition is experiencing a phase of consolidated growth not only in our country, but also in other European nations. Nineteen years separate this edition from the first which took place in London (GBR) in 2005 and will be the nineteenth European Championship, taking into account that in 2020 the race did not take place due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Italy fields 48 athletes (24 couples) selected through the National Ranking List formed by the results of the four National Kata Grand Prix held in the first half of the year who will be led by the Federal Kata Master and Teacher Cesare Amorosi as a Team Official and Coach. Together with France, our country fields the largest national team among all the participating countries, followed by Germany with 32 athletes (16 pairs). Two Italian referees, Carlo Camparo and Cristina Vetturini, summoned directly by the EJU Kata Commission based on the continental referee ranking list. This year the competition formula sees a change, the division into the two Senior age groups is abandoned, which therefore returns to being a single category, effectively removing 15 medals (three for each of the five kata in the competition) from the basket, thus making the competition more difficult which will see very numerous qualification pools and a very competitive level. The National Commission is very satisfied with the large participation of the Italian athletes in the competition, who carried out national training on 2 June under their direction to refine the final details, and is sure that all the couples will give their all to obtain the best results possible.

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Italian A1 Championships in Jesolo: Overall and Beginners B

Everything is now ready at the Palazzetto del Turismo Jesolo (VE), where this weekend of 8 and 9 June will be a weekend of fire for Italian judo, which will decide the new Italian Champions.

On Saturday, the black belt athletes who have obtained the pass for the Finals of the Italian Absolute A1 Championships will take to the tatami, while Sunday will be dedicated to the U15 youth categories for the Finals of the Italian Beginners B A1 Championships. The first day of competition will begin at 8.30 am with the men’s -60 kg, -66 kg and -73 kg categories and the women’s -63 kg, -70 kg, -78 kg and +78 kg categories; it will then continue from 1.00 pm with the Male categories -81 kg, -90 kg, -100 kg and +100 kg and the Female categories -48 kg, -52 kg, -57 kg. There will be 205 athletes who will battle on Saturday, accompanied by 87 technical teachers.

Sunday will begin at 9.00 am with the Male categories -38 kg, -42 kg, -46 kg, -50 kg, -55 kg and the Female categories -57 kg, -63 kg, -70 kg and +70 kg ; starting from 1.00 pm it will be the turn of the Male categories -60 kg, -66 kg, -73 kg, 81 kg and +81 kg and the Female categories -40 kg, -44 kg, -48 kg and -52 kg. There are over 270 athletes competing, followed by 168 technical teachers. The organization of the event is entrusted to the ASD Judo Kodokan of Jesolo.

2024-06-05 10:12:48
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