Euro Stars: Medal Breakdown by Country At 2020 IBJJF Euros

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The IBJJF European Championships is one of the most diverse and well-represented tournaments of the year.

There is a traditional Brazilian dominance that exists so clearly in most other major events. That's been less and less the case at Euros in recent years, with a number of international champions crowned and even more non-Brazilians making it to the podium. 

Due to a number of factors, fewer of the big Brazilian names tend to sign up for Euros. One of the reasons is the proximity of the competition to the end-of-year holiday period, a traditional time where many Brazilians will return to their home country for an extended vacation of up to a month in duration. 

This isn't to try and say that the tournament is any less competitive – there are always plenty of tough athletes in the divisions who are ready to disrupt the status quo – but Euros has historically allowed non-Brazilian athletes a chance to shine. 

At the 2020 Euros, non-Brazilian athletes were able to claim nine of 19 possible black belt gold medal (male and female combined). This was a huge improvement compared to 2019, when Brazilians took 15 of the 19 golds. 

Compare that to 2019 Pans and Worlds, where non-Brazilians were nearly shut out; they claimed only two of the available 19 golds at each tournament. 

With a vastly different roster of athletes and a truly international flavor, Euros offers something different. What it lacks in depth of talent it makes up for in diversity and the ability to showcase emerging talents. 

2020 Euros gave a look at a wide array of international athletes who went on to win gold. Here is a breakdown of the gold and silver medals by country at the 2020 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship. 

GOLD 

BRAZIL10
USA3
UNITED KINGDOM3
JAPAN1
NORWAY1
BELGIUM1


SILVER 

BRAZIL8
USA4
PORTUGAL2
POLAND2
FRANCE1
ITALY1
GERMANY1


Adult / Male / Black / Rooster – watch final

Tomoyuki Hashimoto JPN def Thalison Soares BRA

Adult / Male / Black / Light-Feather – watch final

Michael Musumeci Jr. USA def Jonas Andrade BRA

Adult / Male / Black / Feather – watch final

Isaac Doederlein USA def Leonardo Saggioro BRA

Adult / Male / Black / Light – watch final

Jonnatas Gracie BRA def Vitor Oliveira BRA 

Adult / Male / Black / Middle – watch final

Tommy Langaker NOR def Pedro Ramalho POR

Adult / Male / Black / Medium-Heavy – watch final

Manuel Ribamar BRA def Bruno Lima POR

Adult / Male / Black / Heavy – watch final

Keenan Cornelius USA def Adam Wardzinski POL

Adult / Male / Black / Super-Heavy – watch final

Patrick Gaudio BRA def Fellipe Andrew BRA 

Adult / Male / Black / Ultra-Heavy – watch final

Igor Schneider BRA def Seif-Eddine Houmine USA 


Adult / Female / Black / Rooster – watch final

Mayssa Bastos BRA def Serena Gabrielli ITA 

Adult / Female / Black / Light-Featherwatch final

Ana Rodrigues BRA def Talita Alencar BRA 

Adult / Female / Black / Featherwatch final

Amal Amjahid BEL def Larissa Campos BRA

Adult / Female / Black / Lightwatch final

Ffion Davies GBR def Charlotte von Baumgarten GER

Adult / Female / Black / Middlewatch final

Thamara Ferreira BRA def Danielle Alvarez USA

Adult / Female / Black / Medium-Heavywatch final

Sábatha Laís BRA vs Maggie Grindatti USA

Adult / Female / Black / Heavywatch final

Laura Barker GBR def Magdalena Loska GER

Adult / Female / Black / Super-Heavycloseout

Jessica Flowers BRA closeout Kendall Reusing USA

Adult / Female / Black / Open Classwatch final

Ffion Davies GBR def Jessica Flowers BRA

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