Day one of the Medisana NK judo was a great success! Seven judokas crown themselves as Dutch champions in top sports center Almere. Amber Gersjes, Julie Beurskens, Pleuni Cornelisse, Geke van den Berg, Tibo Volleman, Ivo Verhorstert and Tycho Muhlack were the best in their weight class. Curious about the full results? You will find it here.
Ladies -48 kilograms
Last year’s champion ladies Joshlyn Supusepa and Amber Gersjes faced each other in the lightest class. Gersjes, who made her debut at a Dutch championship, was a size too big for 19-year-old Supusepa in the final. In case of a waza-ari, Supusepa received her third penalty for the first time to be called Dutch champion.
In the same weight class, Vera Wandel won the bronze medal against Glen Warner. The other bronze medal went to Nohade Riadi. She performed in her last party Linda Verhaart.
Women -52 kilograms
Julie Beurskens is the new Dutch champion -52 kilograms. In the final, the only 17-year-old Renske Wekking managed to reach the final. Shortly before that, Floor Maats won the gold score by beating Franka van der Salm after a strangulation. Rachel van de Meeberg was also entitled to a medal, but saw it not. Due to a cancellation, she received the bronze despite a loss. Van de Meeberg, however, renounced that medal.
Women -57 kilograms
Pleuni Cornelisse has successfully defended her Dutch title. In an exciting final she managed to add Lesley Koorn in the golden score. In addition to Pleuni Cornelisse and Lesley Koorn, Emma Nalbat and Sacha Buwalda were also allowed to take the stage. Nalbat won her match for the bronze via an arm clamp from Géneviève Bogers. Buwalda scored a waza-ari in the gold score and produced Esmeralda Puts.
Women -63 kilograms
Just like in 2019, Nadiah Krachten and Geke van den Berg faced each other in the -63 kg in the final. After an exciting match, Geke van den Berg managed to hold Nadiah Krachten in the hold for 20 seconds and thus crowned himself as Dutch champion for the second time. It was already the seventh NK medal for 26-year-old Van den Berg. Naomie Rottier and Maartje Daamen were also allowed on stage. Both won their match on their ippon from Esmee Kroon and Lois van Lijssel.
Men -60 kilograms
Today we have a new Dutch champion in the lightest weight class. In an exciting final, Tibo Volleman was ultimately too strong for Emiel Jaring in the gold score with a waza-ari.
Defending champion Bart Weling was allowed to take the podium in Almere. He won his match for the bronze against Jochem van Harten with a waza-ari. Thom van der Ree was also allowed on stage. In the final block he performed Mats Koolmoes on ippon.
Men -66 kilograms
In the class up to 66 kilograms we also got Ivo Verhorstert a new Dutch champion. The winner of the last three editions, Matthijs van Harten did not participate in Almere this year. Ivo Verhorstert sent in the final Victor van Gerven with a nice point. The bronze medals in this category went to Joshua van Krevel and Naco Krijthe. Van Krevel was met two waza-ari’s too strong for Max Stikkelorum during Krijthe’s match against Maarten Limbourg on penalties.
Men -73 kilograms
In the final of the -73 kg Tycho Muhlack and Owen van Braam faced each other. Tycho Muhlak has won the match with penalties and can now become Dutch champion for the first time in his career. Wytze de Jong won with a full point against Camiel Roskamp. The other bronze medal was won by Jafet Chin Kwie Joe. He performed in the final block Thom Hensens.