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Croatia’s Jelena Brešković wins bronze medal at Judo European Championships for visually impaired

Croatia's Jelena Brešković wins bronze medal at Judo European Championships for visually impaired

Croatia’s Jelena Brešković wins bronze medal at Judo European Championships for visually impaired (Photo: HPO)

ZAGREB, 4 Sept (Hina) – Croatian Jelena Brešković on Saturday won a bronze in the women’s -57 kilogram event at the IBSA Judo European Championships for visually impaired competitors, which took place in Cagliari, Italy.

The 19-year-old girl from Kaštela was one of the two Croatians at this competition, and the other was 31-year-old Josip Tonžetić, who finished seventh in the men’s -60 kg event.

The countries that participated in the contest were Azerbaijan, Croatia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Ukraine, Georgia, Switzerland, and Turkey.

Jelena’s older sister, Lucija Brešković, was the first Croatian female competitor in the judo in Paralympic Games. In the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Lucija Brešković was defeated by Venezuelan Naomi Soazo in the match for the bronze in the women’s -70 kg.

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