7 judoka selected for European U23 Championships

British Judo are pleased to announce the judoka selected for the upcoming European U23 Championships in Sarajevo, Bosnia, from 28th – 30th October.

Following some impressive performances at junior level this year, including a 5th place finish at the recent European Junior Championships, Tatum Keen (Club: Bradley Stoke; Coach: Pete Douglas) will compete in the -52kg category. Joining her is Sian Bobrowska (Hardy Spicer; Fitzroy Davies) who picked up a bronze medal at the Cluj-Napoca European Open in July and recently finished 5th at the Oberwart European Open.

Scotland’s Commonwealth Games silver medallist Finlay Allan (Camberley; Luke Preston) will join Charlie Young (Ryecroft Judokwai; Paul Young) in the -66kg category.

Two judoka who recently represented GB Judo at the recent World and European Junior Championships, Ethan Nairne (Bradley Stoke; Pete Douglas) and Ryan Rijksen-Salman (Bradley Stoke; Pete Douglas) have been selected in the -73kg and -90kg categories respectively.

Welsh judoka Oliver Barratt (Dragons Judo Academy; Stephen Abberley) will compete in the -100kg category.

A number of eligible judoka were unavailable for selection due to following the Paris Olympic Qualification Programme and will be competing at the Perth Oceania Open following the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam.

British Judo Performance Director, Nigel Donohue, said: “The European U23 Championships play an important role in giving young judoka transitioning into the senior ranks championship experience.

“The team selected for these championships have been identified by GB and the Home Nation programmes. These judoka have proven to have the potential to be competitive at this level and competing in these championships provides additional experiences. Experiences that are invaluable in the development for judoka for LA 2028 and beyond.

“We wish the team well at these championships and look forward with interest to seeing what level of performance they can deliver in an event that we have seen much success over the years.”

GB Judo team for the European U23 Championships

Weight: Name: Club:
Under 66kg Charlie YOUNG Ryecroft
Under 66kg Finlay ALLAN Camberley
Under 73kg Ethan NAIRNE Bradley Stoke
Under 90kg Ryan RIJKSEN-SALMAN Bradley Stoke
Under 100kg Oliver BARRATT Dragons Academy
Under 52kg Tatum KEEN Bradley Stoke
Under 52kg Sian BOBROWSKA Hardy Spicer 83
Under 52kg (*RES) Hannah WOOD Sportif

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