Ellen Salens takes gold in Riga
Jeroen Casse (IJF-60) grabbed silver in the -73 kilograms. Through victories against Estonian Part Laas (IJF-263), with ippon, and Ukrainian Nazar Kulieshov, with waza-ari, Casse emerged as the winner from his group, after which he defeated Israeli Sagiv Sahar (IJF-188) in the semifinals. defeated with ippon. In the final, the younger brother of world champion Matthias Casse lost to Ukrainian Artem Khomula (IJF-82) with waza-ari.
In the same weight class, Dries Ponnet (IJF-263) started with a win against Lithuanian Kestutis Vitkauskas, before losing to Israeli Yehonatan Elbaz (IJF-108). In the rematches, Latvian Roberts Javorskis also proved too strong.