13 July 2018
Ekaterinburg is ready for the first European Mixed Team Judo Championship
On July 18, Ekaterinburg will host the first European Mixed Team Judo Championship in history. The competition will take place on a tatami of the Uralochka Sports Palace with the support of the Russian Copper Company.
It will be recalled that last year the International Olympic Committee included the mixed team judo competitions in the program of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games; while they debuted at the Youth World Championship in Chile in August 2017. Moreover, the Russian national team under 18 won brilliantly then. A month later, this format was tested at the World Championship among adults in Hungary.
In Ekaterinburg for the first time team wall to wall competitions will be held separately from the personal.
Teams from Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Israel, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, France, Czech Republic and Russia confirmed their participation in the tournament . 21 participants is a record figure for such tournaments.
The competition will be held on the same day (July 18), in the format of mixed teams competition, with the teams consisting of six people – three men (weight category -73 kg, -90 kg and +90 kg) and three women (-57 kg, -70 kg and +70 kg).
The Russian national team application includes: Anastasia Konkina, Daria Mezhetskaya (-57 kg), Denis Yartsev, Musa Mogushkov (-73 kg), Alena Prokopenko, Taisiya Kireeva (-70 kg), Ivan Vorobyov, Husen Halmurzaev (-90 kg), Ksenia Chibisova, Alexandra Babintseva (+70 kg), Tamerlan Bashaev and Anton Krivobokov (+90 kg).
On July 17, at the Hyatt Regency Ekaterinburg hotel, at 16:00, the draw of the tournament and a press conference will be held. It will be attended by the European Judo Union President Sergey Soloveychik, General Manager of the Russian Judo teams Ezio Gamba, Olympic Champions Mansur Isayev and Tagir Khaybulaev, as well as world champion, 2012 Olmpic Games bronze medalist Ivan Nifontov.