Athletes from 26 nations from 4 continents entered the competition, which for a lot of top athletes, was used as an important test event before the Grand Prix in Zagreb in two weeks.
On the first day of competition, Belgium lightweight Jorre Verstraeten took a silver medal in the -60 kg category. The 20 year old made a good performance and in the end of the day he could collect his 4th senior European Cup medal.
On the second day of action, there was another medal for an athlete supported by Ippongear; Emilie Sook of Denmark picked up a bronze medal in the category -70 kg, for her, the 3rd European Cup medal in the senior division.
In this category youngster Marlene Galandi (Germany) just missed out on a medal and ended her day with a 5th place.
Next weekend will be another busy weekend. The senior European Championships for teams are taking place in Ekaterinburg, Russia and the junior European Cup in Prague, Czech Republic is on the schedule.