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Tuesday, 01 April 2014 22:10

EC-2014 first day: 1 gold and 2 silver medals / PHOTO-VIDEO

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Senior Wrestling European Championship has started in Vantaa, Finland.

Freestylers in 65 and 97 kg weight classes and female wrestlers in 48 and 58 kg categories competed on the first day of the championship. Our wrestlers won 1 gold and 2 silver medals.

In 65 kg category Toghrul Asgarov competed against Bulgaria’s Borislav Novichkov in the 1/8 final. Although our wrestler was in the lead by 4 to 0, he then lost 5:13. As Novichkov as well lost in the semifinal, Toghrul couldn’t join the repechage matches either.

Khetag Gazyumov competing in 97 kg weight class won against Belarus’s Ivan Yankovsky with the score 7:0 in the 1/8 final. In the 1/4 final he competed against Poland’s Staneslav Skaskievich. With a victory of 6:2, our wrestler reached the semifinal. After one more victory, this time over Ukraine’s Pavlo Oleynik (4:0), Khetag Gazuyumov found himself in the final bout. However, in the decisive match, Khetag lost to his Russian rival Abdusalam Gadisov and became the silver medalist of the tournament.

Among our female wrestlers, Maria Stadnik (48 kg) held her first 1/8 final bout against the Russian Nadejda Fedorova. Our wrestler won with the score 14:2. In the 1/4 final she scored a brilliant victory against Hungary’s Mercedes Denesh (10:0). After one more victory against Romania’s Madalina Linguraru in the semifinal, our wrestler reached the final round, where she easily won against Ukraine’s Natalia Pulkovska with the score 11:0. Thus, Maria Stadnik became the European Champion for the fourth time.

In 58 kg weight class Irina Netreba joined the competition from 1/4 final, where she won against Bulgaria’s Victoria Bobeva with the score 8:4 and reached the semifinal. A victory against Belarus’s Anastasia Huchok (6:1) opened a door for Netreba to the final bout. This time, she lost to Valeria Jolobova (Russia) and became the silver medalist of the championship.

65 kg
1/8 final – Toghrul Asgarov – Borislav Novichkov (BUL) 5-13

97 kg
1/8 final – Ivan Yankovsky (BLR) – Khetag Gazyumov 0-7
1/4 final – Staneslav Skaskievich (BLR) – Khetag Gazyumov 2-6
1/2 final – Khetag Gazyumov– Pavlo Oleynik (UKR) 4-0
FINAL – Khetag Gazyumov – Abdusalam Gadisov (RUS) 1-5

48 kg
1/8 final –Maria Stadnik– Nadejda Fedorova (RUS) 14-2
1/4 final – Maria Stadnik– Mercedes Denesh (HUN) 10:0
1/2 final – Madalina Linguraru (ROU) – Maria Stadnik 0-11
FINAL – Natalia Pulkovska (UKR) – Maria Stadnik 0-11

58 kg
1/4 final – Irina Netreba– Victoria Bobeva (BUL) 8-4
1/2 final – Irina Netreba– Anastasia Huchok (BLR) 6-1
FINAL – Irina Netreba – Valeria Jolobova (RUS) 0-5

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