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Friday, 09 May 2014 21:14

CEC-2014 Day 4: 2 gold medals and 2 licenses

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The Cadet European Wrestling Championship continues in Samokov, Bulgaria.

The cadet girls in 40, 46, 52, 60 and 70 kg weight classes joined the competition on the fourth day of the championship. Azerbaijan was represented in 3 weight classes. The winners in these categories also receive a license for the 2nd Youth Olympic Games to be held in Nanjing. Each country can participate with one wrestler only. The members of our national team won 2 licenses and fully secured our participation at Nanjing Olympics.

In 46 kg weight class Turkan Nasirova won all her matches on the way to the final and consequently won against wrestlers from Hungary, Belarus and Moldova. Reaching the final, she also secured an Olympics license. In the final round she competed against the Ukrainian sportswoman for the gold medal. Giving no chances to her rival, Turkan became the European Champion.

Our representative in 46 kg category Leyla Gurbanova also performed well and received a second Olympics license by reaching the final round. She won against wrestlers from Finland, Turkey and Russia. She then scored a victory against the Ukrainian sportswoman in the final and became the owner of the gold medal of the European Championship.

Although Anita Kalantarova (70 kg) lost her first bout, she joined the repechages as her rival reached the final. A victory against the Belarussian wrestler gave Anita a chance to compete for the bronze medal. She had to wrestle against the Polish sportswoman in the decisive match. However Anita lost and ranked fifth in the championship.

46 kg
1/8 final – Turkan Nasirova – Bianca Reczi (HUN) 14:4
1/4 final – Turkan Nasirova – Julia Jaunerik (BLR) 8:0
1/2 final – Tatyana Doncila (MDA) – Turkan Nasirova 2:12
FINAL – Marianna Kolos (UKR) – Turkan Nasirova 1:5

52 kg
1/8 final – Leyla Gurbanova – Jenna Mari Sihtola (FIN) 11:0
1/4 final – Elif Yanik (TUR) – Leyla Gurbanova 4:15
1/2 final – Alina Kazimova (RUS) – Leyla Gurbanova 4:8
FINAL – Olena Kremzer (UKR) – Leyla Gurbanova 2:6

70 kg
1/8 final – Anita Kalantarova – Nicole Amann (GER) 4:6
Repechage match – Anita Kalantarova – Veronica Mastovskaya (BLR) 9:5
Bronze medal match – Anita Kalantarova – Natalia Strzalka (POL) 1:7

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