IBSA Judo Europeans come to a close
Date: November 30, 2015
The IBSA Judo European Championships 2015 concluded yesterday with team competitions for both men and women and a separate B1 team competition.
Following three days of competition featuring over 100 of Europe's best blind and partially sighted judokas from 20 countries, full results are now available here.
The IBSA Judo European Championships 2015 were held in Odivelas, just north of Lisbon, and organised by the Portuguese Judo Federation, the Portuguese Sports Federation for People with Disabilities and the IBSA Judo Committee. It was the first international blind judo event to be held in Portugal.
The championships were also the last opportunity to gain ranking points and secure slots for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
In yesterday's men's team event Azerbaijan showed its strength in depth, overcoming Russia in the final, while in the women's competition the Ukraine defeated Russia to take gold. In the B1 team event, set up to encourage the participation of fully-blind (B1) athletes, Russia beat France to win gold.
Caption: Azerbaijan vs. Russia in the men's final (© light walking).
Here are the full final standings in the team events: