This weekend also saw two more athletes from Cyprus in action at the European Judo Cup in Bratislava.
Aristos Michael and Andreas Papapetrou were both in the -81Kg category.
First up was Aristo who came up against Yusup Bekmurzaev from Belarus. Aristo was given a Shido penalty and the Belarusian (who finally earned second place and the silver medal) scored a Waza-Ari and held on for the remainder of the contest.
In the first round of the Repechage Aristo came up against Rober Trojnar from the Czech Republic. Aritos scored first with a Waza-Ari and then went on to hold on until the end of the contest.
Next up was Miguel Alves from Portugal who scored an Ippon in the third minute beating Aristo and proceeding to the next round.
Andreas came up against Jindrich Turek in his first contest who scored a Waza-Ari and then an Ippon. Unfortunately, he did not proceed to the semi-final so Andreas competition ended here.
Both athletes fought well against very tough competition - congratulations to them both!
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