Presentation website of European Judo Championships 2016
The European Judo Championships were staged in Kazan on April 21-24, 2016. Training sessions and the tournament itself took place at the Tatneft Arena Sports Palace (42 Chistopolskaya St.).
The tournament was held from April 21 to 24 in the following weight categories:
The European Judo Championships have been held since 1951. Until 1975 only men were participating in these competitions. Since 1975 women also began taking part in the Championships. In 2012, the Russian city of Chelyabinsk played host to this tournament.
For the first time in its history, Kazan was granted the right to play host to one of the most prestigious and top-rated continental judo competitions. Individual and team competitions were held on four tatamis of the Tatneft Arena Sports Palace. The tournament’s grand opening ceremony was attended by President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.
The Kazan tournament was one of the qualifying events for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) and brought together the world’s best judokas. Athletes representing 46 nations participated in the tournament; several thousands of guests visited the event.
16 medal events were contested: seven sets of medal in the men’s and women’s individual events and one set of medals in each team competition.
Team France topped the overall medal standings with five gold, one silver and two bronze medals. Georgia is second (3-3-2), Russia placed third (1-2-3).
The winners in the men’s and women’s events are as follows: Charline VAN SNICK (BEL) (-48kg), Majlinda KELMENDI (KOS) (-52kg), Tina TRSTENJAK (SLO) (-63kg), Automne PAVIA (FRA) (-57kg), Gevrise EMANE (FRA) (-70kg), Audrey TCHEUMEO (FRA) (-78kg), Kayra SAYIT (TUR) (+78kg), Walide KHYAR (FRA) (-60kg), Teddy RINER (FRA) (+100kg), Vazha MARGVELASHVILI (GEO) (-66kg), Varlam LIPARTELIANI (GEO) (-90kg), Rustam ORUJOV (AZE) (-73kg), Khasan KHALMURZAEV (RUS) (-81kg), Henk GROL (NED) (-100kg).To learn more about individual competition results, click here, team competition results, click here.