The European U23 Championships in Izhevsk, Russia, start tomorrow. British Judo has enjoyed great success over the years at the Championships with Lubjana Piovesana (-63kg) being crowned champion in 2018 and Lele Nairne (-57kg) and Jamal Petgrave (-90kg) winning silver.
European Junior Championship bronze medallist Yasmin Javadian (-52kg) competes on Friday. Javadian, who has recently started a dentistry degree at Birmingham University, has been drawn in Pool B and will face the World Junior ranked number 7, Martina Castagnola (ITA) in the opening round.
On Saturday Lachlan Moorhead (-81kg), who also became European Junior Championship bronze medallist this year, is in action. He is drawn in Pool B and will face Georgi Gramatikov (BUL) in the opening round.
On the third and final day of competition, last year’s World Junior Championship bronze medallist Shelley Ludford (-78kg) has been drawn in Pool D where she will face former World Cadet Championship bronze medallist, Jovana Pekovic (MNE) in the opening round.
Daily coverage of the European U23 Championships starts with the Elimination Rounds at 8:00am (GMT) with Finals following directly after the first rounds. You can watch all the action live on the British Judo homepage.