Majlinda Kelmendi Wins European Judo Championship
Albanian Daily News
Published April 21, 2017

The Kosovo judoka Majlinda Kelmendi wins for the third time in her career the title of Europe’s Champion. The best judoka of the Albanian speaking territories shined in the European Judo Championship that is taking place in Poland obtaining a more than deserved golden medal. 

She prevailed in the finals against the Russian judoka, Alesya Kuznetsova, raising the Kosovo flag even in Poland. She passed the first round with zero commitment, while defeating the British judoka Chelsie Giles in the 2nd one, and the Swiss judoka Evelyne Tschopp in the third round. She faced ther Portuguese Judoka Joana Ramos in the semifinals and then managed to prevail against the Russian Kuznetsova in the final duel. 

Kelmendi is currently twice world champion and winner of the gold medal in the latest Olympics. 





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