European Championships

NatgencompsCongratulations to Natalie Powell who takes seventh place on the final day of the European Championships in Budapest.

Natalie fought against the world silver medalist and five times European Medalist Maryna Pryshchepa whom Natalie threw for a waza-ari to take victory. That win set up Natalie to meet the European silver medalist Lucie Louette of France to decide the winner of the pool. Natalie went down by a Yuko early in the contest before being thrown for ippon and dropping into the repechage. Natalie also went on to fight Marhinde Verkerk in the quarter final, however, the Dutch fighter was too strong for Natalie throwing Natalie for ippon and resigning her to seventh place.