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Rio-2016: second silver medal from Mariya Stadnik, Yuliya Ratkevich became 5th / PHOTO

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Wrestling competitions on the XXXI Summer Olympic Games taking place in Rio-de-Janeiro are going on.

On the fourth day of the competition were determined winners in female wrestling in 48, 58 and 69 kg weighting categories.

Our representative in 48 kg Mariya Stadnik gaining wins in a row with big superiority over Argentinian Patricia Bermudez, Polish Ivona Matkovska and Elitsa Yankova from Bulgaria reached the final. In the decisive bout Mariya Stadnik met with Eri Tosaka from Japan and 3 seconds till the end of the bout gave 1 point to the rival became runner up of the Rio Olympiad.

We would like to remind that up to this time our wrestler being runner up of 2012 London Olympic Games, bronze medalist of 2008 Beijing Olympiad, World champion (2009), 5 times European champion (2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016) and winner of European Games (2015) wrote important history in Azerbaijan female wrestling. For all of these achievements with the decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2008 she was awarded with “Tereggi” medal, in 2012 honorable diploma of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and in 2015 “Glory” order.

Competing in 58 kg Yuliya Ratkevich in the first meeting beat Ukrainian Oxana Herhel and following this gained confident win over Renteria Castillo from Columbia. Loosing in the semifinal to three times Olympic champion Kaori Icho she got a right for bronze medal match. Loosing in the decisive bout to Marva Amri from Tunisia Yuliya as well Yuliya completed Rio Olympiad on the 5th place.

48 kg
FINAL- Eri Tosaka (JPN) - Mariya Stadnik 3:2
1/2 final -Mariya Stadnik- Elitsa Atanasova Yankova (BUL) 6:0 (touch)
1/4 final -Mariya Stadnik-  Iwona Nina Matkowska POL) 10:0
Round of 16 -Mariya Stadnik- Patricia Alejandra Bermudez (ARG) 10:0 (48 sec.)

58 kg
Bronze medal match -Marva Amri (TUN) - Yuliya Ratkevich 6:3
1/2 final - Kaori Icho (JPN) - Yuliya Ratkevich 10:0
1/4 final - Jackeline Renteria Castillo (COL) -Yuliya Ratkevich 3:7
Round of 16 - Oxana Herhel (UKR) -Yuliya Ratkevich 5:7

The results of the bouts you can find by clicking on the following links.

FOTO: İlgar Jafarov, Dilaver Najafov

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