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Sunday, 23 June 2013 22:05

EC-2013 last day: 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal / UPDATED

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The Cadet European Wrestling Championship finished in Bar, Montenegro.

The last day of the tournament revealed the winners in Greco-Roman wrestling in 46, 54, 63, 76 and 100 kg categories.

54 kg
Niyazi Mammadov was very successful in the first two matches against his rivals from Croatia (7:2) and Italy (6:2). However, he could not continue his success in the semi-finals. He had to compete against the Russian wrestler in the decisive match for the bronze medal. Having scored a victory (11:7), our wrestler became one of the medalists in the category.

63 kg
Having started competing from 1/8 finals, Sanan Alimirzayev won over all his competitors and reached the finals. He easily won against sportsmen from Israel (8:3), Hungary (7:0) and Serbia (7:0). In the final round our wrestler competed against the Ukrainian sportsman. After a very confident match, Sanan Alimirzayev became the gold medalist of the tournament.

76 kg
Islam Abbasov also reached the finals without any obstacles. On the way to the final round he won against wrestlers from Georgia (9:1), Bulgaria (7:0) and Russia (10:2). He had to compete against the German representative in the finals. However, this time our wrestler had to do with the silver medal.

46 kg
Namaz Rustamov lost his very first match to his Georgian rival and finished the championship without a medal.

100 kg
In spite of drawing in the hard first match against the Turkish wrestler (2:2), the victory was given to the competitor, and Adambek Shidukov had to leave the tournament early.

Thus, our Greco-Roman wrestlers, overall, won 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals in the European Championship. According to the team results Russia ranked first, Azerbaijani wrestlers second and the Armenian team third.

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