European championship

Cadet European Judo Cup Chania 2019


This weekend saw the Cadet European Cup take place for the first time in in Chania, Crete with 114 athletes from 18 nations.

Cyprus was represented with 20 athletes – 14 men and 6 women.

As there are a lot of athletes, we will just list them with their progress (W=Win / L=Loss)

First the Men

Petros Christodoulides -50Kg
W/W/W – 1st place - GOLD

Andreas Antoniou -55Kg

George Kalaitsides -55Kg
W/L/W – 3rd place BRONZE

Christoforos Charalambous -60Kg

Marios Charalambous -60Kg
W/L/L – 9th place

Minas Georgiou -60Kg
L/L – 9th place

Georgios Balarjishvili -66Kg
W/W/W/W - 1st place - GOLD

Thefoanis Charalambous -66Kg

Panagiotis Markou -66Kg
W/L/W/L – 7th place

Christos Georgiou -66Kg

Orthodoxos Spantios -66Kg

Paris Solonos -73Kg

Filippos Giasoumi -81Kg
L/L – 7th place

Odysseas Georgakis -90Kg
W/W/W 1st Place – GOLD

Now the Women

Elena Dimitriou -48Kg

Charis Iordanou -48Kg
W/W/W/W – 1st place - GOLD

Erato Charalambous -57Kg
L/L - 7th place

Diana Dimitriou -63Kg
L/W/L – 5th place

Maria Livadiotou -63Kg
L/L - 7th place

Janet Michaelidou +70Kg
W/W/W 1st Place – GOLD

History was written this weekend!

With 5 Gold, Cyprus took the FIRST PLACE at the championship.

For some of our athletes, this was their first taste of international competition at European level competing with athletes from other countries and for them it was a great experience.  The medals showed that we are getting better and starting to hold our own with other countries.

To all the athletes we thank you – once again, you did us proud!

The Federation would al so like to thank the coaches that accompanied the athletes especially National Coach Lavrentis Alexanides.

Cyprus Judo Federation – We Have A Dream!

European Judo Cup - Bratislava


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!

Cyprus Judo Federation – We Have A Dream!

European U21 - Bulgaria 13-16 September 2018

Sofia Asvesta (left) & Vasiliki Kourri (right) pictured with Antigoni Leonidou - member of the Management Council of the Cyprus Judo Federation

Sofia Asvesta (left) & Vasiliki Kourri (right) pictured with Antigoni Leonidou - member of the Management Council of the Cyprus Judo Federation

Our athletes will again be in action at the European Under 21 tournament that will be held in Bulgaria on September 13-16 - the athletes are;

Vasiliki Kourri -48kg
Sofia Asvesta -52kg
Giorgios Balarjishvili -60kg
Loukas Louka -60kg
Aristos Michael -81kg
Giorgios Krousaniotakis -90kg

They will be accompanied by National Coach, Lavrentis Alexanidis