The Saarbrucken Senior European Cup in Germany is known as one of the toughest events on the Judo circuit and regularly attracts a high class field of judoka and this weekend was no exception with an array of Olympic Champions and Top Ten fighters.
Amy Livesey made a triumphant return to the mat following six months out of action as she won silver in the -63kg category. She will be hoping this medal will kick start her year after 2017 saw her pick up her maiden Grand Slam medal in Ekaterinburg.
The first two rounds of her day saw Livesey spend just over two minutes on the mat as she claimed ippon victories.
Her third round contest against Netherland’s Geke Van Den Berg saw her display grit and determination to grind out a waza-ari victory before sweeping her way through the semi finals.
She came up against Michelle Benjamins (NL) in the final. who unfortunately defeated Livesey but it was a solid return to the mat for the SKK Judo Club fighter.
Main photo -Amy Livesey on the left on the podium.