n this weekend the junior team participated at the Junior Europaean Cup in Coimbra, Portugal.
On Saturday we had two players in the -66kg category. Mathias Ferre went 2-2 winning
his first two fights with a very good demonstration of newaza, then ended up losing his quarter-final, and repechage after. A good start for Mathias in the European Cup tournaments. Also in -66 Anders Olsen participated going 0-1 and going out of the competition early.
On Sunday, 3 players in -63kg category and one in -81kg. The days result goes to Asta Hagelskjær that placed 5th. Asta went 3-2 winning first fight with a beautiful executed ko-uchi - de-ashi combination for ippon, the lost in the quarter final to nr 1 seed, and came back in the repechage with to victories that put her on the bronze medal fight. Here Asta did a smart fight and was winning by yuko until 20 seconds to go, where a small distraction cost the Bronze medal. 5th place home and a good start for first year Junior Hagelskjær.
Also in -63 Lærke Olsen went 2-2 and Louise Hansen 1-1
In -81 Christian Hæstrup went 1-1 winning his first fight for Ippon then losing to nr 1 seed and unfortunately not coming in the repechage after.
Congrats to the whole team. Now 1 day at the training camp here in Portugal preparing for next weekends tournament in Germany ( Bremen Masters for the Boys, and Bad Blankenburg for the Girls
Miguel Ogando Lopes, Head Coach