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Majlinda Kelmendi awarded as the best judo fighter in Europe

Majlinda Kelmendi awarded as the best judo fighter in Europe
Pristina, 25 June 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

World judo champion, Majlinda Kelmendi has been announced the best judo player in Europe for 2014.

Last evening, in a ceremony organized by International Judo Federation in Baku, the sportswoman from Kosovo has officially received the award for the best judo fighter in Europe for last year.

Last year, Kelmendi defended the world championship title in judo, defeating in the final of the World Championship in Russia, the Romanian Andrea Chitun.

To get to the final, Majlinda initially defeated Vanessa Cortesian from Venezuela and then Bundma Munkhbaatarin in the quarter final and in the semi final, she “destroyed” the Russian Natalia Kuiutinan.

Majlinda has also won a gold medal in the last European championship.

But, due to an injury that she has sustained, she was not able to participate in the European Olympic Games taking place in Baku. /ibna/

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