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Europeans Shine So Far In 2013 IBJJF Worlds


Sweden's Janni Larsson double gold

Sweden’s Janni Larsson double gold

The old continent was well represented at the 2013 IBJJF worlds with fighters coming from all corners of Europe. The UK was the top European country at lower belts (non black belts) with 3 gold medals. So far the most significant results have been:

Sweden’s Janni Larsson taking double gold at brown belt, and Sebastion Brosche taking bronze at weight in brown belt.

UK’s Yasmin Wilson gold at brown belt feather womens , Vanessa English gold at purple belt, Luke Costello gold at brown belt super heavy, Anna Mayne bronze at brown belt light, Gretchen Zoeller bronze at brown belt medium heavy.

Ireland’s Chris Bowe took silver in his Brown belt weight division (super heavy) and Bronze in the absolute.

Laura Hondorp from Gracie Barra Netherlands got the silver at purple belt featherweight.

Poland’s Gerard Labinski took silver at blue belt in his weight class, and Marysia Małyjasiak took gold at purple heavy and silver in absolute.

Polish prodigy Gerard Labinski taking silver

Polish prodigy Gerard Labinski taking silver

Italy’s Luca Anacoreta taking 3rd place at weight ( Brown belt) and Ivan Tomasetti taking double bronze (purple belt)

Luca Anacoreta taking 3rd place at brown belt middle

Luca Anacoreta taking 3rd place at brown belt middle

Germany’s Charlotte Von Baumgarten, silver at weight and bronze in absolute purple.

Purple belt absolute: Marysia Malyjasiak (Poland) silver, and Germany's Charlotte Von Baumgartner takes bronze

Purple belt absolute: Marysia Malyjasiak (Poland) silver, and Germany’s Charlotte Von Baumgartner takes bronze

Finland’s Toni Linden took bronze at brown belt heavy, and Venla Orvokki Luukkonen took gold at brown belt women’s heavy and bronze in absolute.

Now let’s see how the black belts do on Sunday.

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