This picture shows Sweden's first ever European Champion, Marcus Nyman, recieving his gold medal from former President of the Swedish Judo Federation, Johnny Kullenberg.
Marcus is coached by a graduate of the EJU Level 4 Performance Coach Award, Robert Erikkson. A project fully supported by Johnny in his role as President, and by EJU Vice President Daniel Lascau whilst he was Sports Director in Sweden.
Sincere congratulations to Marcus, Johnny, Robert and Daniel on this historical achievement.
They were applauded here in the stadium by the most famous judoka in the world, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. A man who is making a tremendous contribution to the development and recognition of world judo.
Who wil be the next graduate from an EJU Coach Award to win a European Championship with their player, the challenge is set.
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