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Tuesday, 08 March 2016 08:51

EURO-2016: Mariya Stadnik gold, Alexandr Gostiyev is runner up / PHOTO-VIDEO

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In the capital of Latvia Riga took a start seniors wrestling European championships.

In the first day of the competitions competed freestyle wrestlers in 57 and 86 kg and female wrestlers in 48 and 63 weighting categories. Our sportsmen completed the day gaining 1 gold and 1 silver medals.

The skipper of female wrestling national team Maria Stadnik (48 kg) eliminated all rival on the way to the final. First she beat Olexandra Kogut from Ukraine then Russian sportsman Valentina Islamova. In the semifinal gaining clear win over Elitsa Yankova from Bulgaria Maria reached the final. In the decisive bout the rival of our wrestler was Romanian Emilica Vuc. Not to give a single chance to her opponent Maria Stadnkik gained the next title of European champion. We would like to remind that up to this day Maria 4 times (2008, 2009, 2011, 2014) won title of European champion and last year she became winner of the first European Games.

Competing in 86 kg weighting category in the freestyle wrestling competitions Alexandr Gostiyev prevailed all rivals on the way to the final. The first rival Polish Zbignev Baranovski didn’t take a bout with our wrestler. Following this bout Alexandr defeated bronze medalist of London Olympiad representative of Georgia Dato Marsagishvili and in the semifinal prevailed over Alexandr Hushtin form Belarus. The rival of Gostiyev in decisive bout was Russian athlete Shamil Kudiamagomedov. The bout passing in tense fight ended to the favour of the opponent. Our wrestler completed EURO as a runner up.

Our representative in 57 kg Mahir Amiraslanov in first bout beat Latvian Eduards Kutsepalovs. After this meeting with Ukrainian Andriy Yatsenkov passed in tense fight and with minimal score to the favour of the opponent. As the rival progressed to the final Mahir joined repechage bout. Win over German Marcel Evald gave our sportsman a chance to wrestle for bronze medal. In decisive bout rival of Mahir Amiraslanov was Romanian athlete Andrey Dukov. But unfortunately our wrestler lost this meeting and completed championship on the 5th place.

48 kg 
Round of 16 -Mariya Stadnik- Olexandra Kogut (UKR) 10:0
1/4 final - Valentina Islamova (RUS) -Mariya Stadnik 2:5
1/2 final -Mariya Stadnik- Elitsa Yankova (BUL) 9:0 (touch)
FINAL- Emilia Vuc (ROU) -Mariya Stadnik 0:10

57 kg 
Round of 16 -Mahir Amiraslanov- Eduards Kucepalovs (LAT) 11:1
1/4 final - Andriy Yatsenko (UKR) - Mahir Amiraslanov 9:8
Repechage bout - Marcel Evald (GER) -Mahir Amiraslanov 0:3
Bronze medal bout -Mahir Amiraslanov - Andrey Dukov (ROU) 2:12

86 kg 
Round of 16 - Zbignev Baranovski (POL) -Alexandr Gostiyev 0:3 (opponent refused from bout)
1/4 final - Dato Marsagishvili (GEO) -Alexandr Gostiyev 3:4
1/2 final -Alexandr Gostiyev -Aliaksandr Hushtin (BLR) 3:1
FINAL -Shamil Kudiamagomedov (RUS) - Alexandr Gostiyev 6:2
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