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CEC-2014 Day 5: 2 more Olympics licenses / PHOTO

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The Cadet European Wrestling Championship continues in Samokov, Bulgaria.

The Greco-Roman wrestlers in 42, 50, 58, 69 and 85 kg weight classes joined the competition on the fifth day of the championship. We would like to remind our readers that the winners in these categories also receive a license for the 2nd Youth Olympic Games to be held in Nanjing. According to FILA rules each country can be represented in two weight classes at the Olympics and our wrestlers managed to duly fulfill this task. Our wrestlers who reached the final round in 50 and 69 kg weight categories also received 2 licenses to Nanjing.

They completed the day with 2 gold and 1 bronze medals.

Our representative in 50 kg weight class Jabbar Najafov performed confidently and reached the final. He consequently won against Georgian and Ukrainian wrestlers and gave no chances to his Armenian rival in the semifinal. Reaching the final, our wrestler also secured a license to the Nanjing Olympics. This time his rival was the Turkish wrestler. With another brilliant victory, our wrestler won the gold medal of the European Championship.

Our wrestler in 58 kg category Israfil Yagubzadeh started off with a victory against the French representative, however he then lost to his Russian rival. But as his rival reached the final round, Israfil received second chance to join the repechages, where he won against the Romanian wrestler. In the decisive match for the bronze medal, IsrafilYagubzadeh fought against the Ukrainian sportsman. Our wrestler lost and ranked fifth in the championship.

In 69 kg weight class Islambek Dadov started the competition from 1/16 final and consequently won against wrestlers from Greece, Croatia, Belarus and Ukraine. He too received a license to the 2nd Youth Olympics, as he reached the final round. This time our wrestler fought against the German representative. He scored a victory and became the European Champion.

In 85 kg weightclass Soslan Fanziyev too started off with a victory against the French wrestler and lost to the Russian sportsman in the next round. His rival reached the final round, so Soslan received second life to fight for the bronze medal. He won against Serbian and German sportsmen in the repechages and fought against his Hungarian rival in the decisive bronze match. With a great victory, our representative became the bronze medalist of the championship.

42 kg
1/8 final – Ivaylo Radev (BUL) – Nofel Babayev 11:2

50 kg
1/8 final – Joni Khetsuriani (GEO) – Jabbar Najafov 1:9
1/4 final – Oleksandr Gryushin (UKR) – Jabbar Najafov 5:9
1/2 final – Jabbar Najafov– Vahe Sarksyan (ARM) 2:0
FINAL – Jabbar Najafov– Ughur DavutBeytekin (TUR) 10:0

58 kg
1/8 final – Zarouri Oussama (FRA) – Israfil Yagubzadeh 0:9
1/4 final – Arslan Zubairov (RUS) – Israfil Yagubzadeh 5:2
Repechage match – Irinel Botez Mihai (ROU) – Israfil Yagubzadeh 1:2
Bronze medal match – Israfil Yagubzadeh – Parviz Nasibov (UKR) 0:5

69 kg
1/16 final – Kristos Cheiletzaris (GRE) – Islambek Dadov 0:3
1/8 final – Antonio Kamenjasevic (CRO) – Islambek Dadov 3:3*
1/4 final – Islambek Dadov– Yauheni Lisenka (BLR) 9:0
1/2 final – Elmar Nuraliyev (UKR) – Islambek Dadov 0:3
FINAL – Karan Mosebakh (GER) – Islambek Dadov 2:7

85 kg
1/16 final –Khalis Gilmanov (FRA) – Soslan Fanziyev 3:9 (victory by fall)
1/8 final – Mark Bemalian (RUS) – Soslan Fanziyev 12:4
Repechage match – Jovan Kalaba (SRB) – SoslanFanziyev 0:8
Repechage match – Soslan Fanziyev– Felix Kaestner (GER) 8:0
Bronze medal match – Soslan Fanziyev– Dominik Lajsz (HUN) 9:0

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