The second day of the IBJJF European Championships in Lisbon, Portugal, opened Wednesday with the male blue belt divisions, and the results were heavily influenced by the presence of the international competitors.
Of the male blue belts crowned champion, five were Brazilian, while the remaining four hailed from countries including:
Ukraine (Roman Nepota);
France (Ferrah Loutfi);
Austria (Bryan Thompson);
Belgium (Ilias Hadi).
The only team to win more than one gold medal at blue belt was ZR Team Association, with lightweight champ Lucas Protasio (main image above), middleweight division winner Roman Nepota, and super-heavyweight champion Bryan Thompson.