Henri Deglane Tournament, Nice

27 Nov 2009

On Friday 27th and Saturday 28th November 2009, the annual Henri Deglane Tournament was held in Nice, France. A total of 24 countries competed in the tournament including a team of four athletes from Great Britain namely Yana Rattigan (Female 48kgs) , Krasimir Krastanov (55kgs), Jatinder Rakhra (60kgs) and Leon Rattigan (96kgs).

The results were as follows:

Yana Rattigan (48kgs)

1st Round vs RUSSIA – won on points
2nd Round vs SLOVAKIA – won on points
Final vs SENEGAL – won by fall
Final Placing – 1st




This was an excellent performance by Yana who beat the current Junior European Champion from Russia in the first round and also the European Junior Bronze medallist in the second round, an athlete that beat Yana last year in the same tournament.

Krasimir Krastanov (55kgs)

1st Round vs ITALY – won by fall

2nd Round vs ROMANIA – won by points

Final vs SENEGAL – lost on points

Fianl placing – 2nd 

Jatinder Rakhra (60kgs)

1st Round vs SLOVAKIA – lost on points

Leon Rattigan (96kgs)

1st Round vs FRANCE – lost on points

The Performance Director Shaun Morley said “This was a good tournament with an excellent standard of competition. Some of our athletes were clearly still suffering from the effects of a recent flu virus but Yana put in an excellent performance and not only beat two world class athletes but was totally dominated her opponents. She will certaiunly be one to watch next year.”


The GBR Team are participating in the 35th Challenge International Tournament in Nice. The team are:

55K – Krasimir Krastanov

60K – Jatinder Rakhra

96K – Leon Rattigan

Female 48K – Yana Rattigan

They will be accompanied by National Coach, Nikolai Kornieiev and FILA referee/GB Performance Director Shaun Morley

  • Event Title: Henri Deglane Tournament, Nice
  • Start Date: 27 Nov 2009
  • End Date: 28 Nov 2009
  • Venue:
    Salle Leyrit

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Nov 27 2009 - Nov 28 2009


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Salle Leyrit
Salle Leyrit Nice
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