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Ukrainian and local athletes shine at Croatia Open

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Date(s) - 10.11.2012 - 11.11.2012
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The 18th edition of the Croatia Open held during last weekend at the Dom Sportova Arena of Zagreb was clearly dominated by the Ukrainian athletes, who reached the first place in the Senior category final standings pushing Serbia and Israel to the 2nd and 3rd steps of the podium. The Ukrainian National Team members achieved a total of 98 points in the aggregate of both Male’s and Female’s categories (4 golds), while Serbian athletes were able to combine 80 and Israeli fighters 55. The Croatian athletes were also outstanding, accumulating 6 out of the 16 Senior titles, but as each of them was playing for his own club, their great performance wasn’t finally reflected on the team standings. Each gold medal was rewarded with 7 points, while the silvers awarded 3 and one the bronzes 1 point. All fighters were also be given 1 extra point for their participation in the event and 1 more point for every combat they won.

This year’s edition of this A-Class tournament got together a total of 1,337 athletes from 34 countries on the 12 arenas available, and lasted from Saturday morning until Sunday night. The contestants were divided into three modalities (Cadet, Junior and Senior), with the 16 draws that made up the Senior category (Female’s -46, -49, -53, -57, -62, -67, -73, +73 kgs, and Male’s -54, -58, -63, -68, -74, -80, -87, +87 kgs) being all completed on the first day of action.

The Junior competition began on Saturday with the activity of the Women’s -42, -46, -52, -59 and -68 kgs draws, and the Men’s -45, -51, -59, -68 and -78 kgs combats, while Sunday was the chosen day for the rest of Junior disciplines (Female’s -44, -49, -55, -63 and +68 kgs, and Male’s -48, -55, -63, -73 and +78 kgs) and for the whole of Cadet categories (Women’s -29, -33, -37, -41, -44, -47, -51, -55, -59, and +59 kgs and Men’s -33, -37, -41, -45, -49, -53, -57, -61, -65 and +65 kgs).

The Croatia Open 2012 ended up being the most successful edition since its creation, with the highest number of participating athletes -including 400 fighters from Croatian clubs- and spectators. The event has progressed significantly in the recent years and is becoming a classic on ETU’s A-Class calendar, so WTM will be delighted to tell you about next year’s Croatia Open as soon as we have more information. Stay connected!

WTM
Pau Aguilar

Croatia Open 2012 Final Results:

Male’s -54 kg

1 – Lovre Brecic – Marjan (CRO)
2 – Sergej Kolb – Bayerische TU (GER)
3 – Georgios Simitsis – Act Hwarang (GRE)
3 – Denys Poriaz – Ukrainian NT (UKR)

Male’s -58 kg

1 – Moti Lugasi – Israel NT (ISR)
2 – Luka Bugarin – Marjan (CRO)
3 – Bogdan Bodnar – Ukrainian NT (UKR)
3 – Eryk Rodzik – AZS AWF Warszawa (POL)

Male’s -63 kg

1 – Oleksandr Khomenko – Ukrainian NT (UKR)
2 – Viacheslav Storchak – Ukrainian NT (UKR)
3 – Vasileios Gaitanis – Polydamas Triandrias (GRE)
3 – Gili Haimovitz – Israel NT (ISR)

Male’s -68 kg

1 – Vladimir Dalekliev – Bulgarian NT (BUL)
2 – Stylianos Mechteridis – Papadopoulos, Macedonia Force (GRE)
3 – Michal Loniewski – AZS AWF Warszawa (POL)
3 – Divijan-Marin Kelava – Sajnami (CRO)

Male’s -74 kg

1 – Viktor Milovanovic – Serbian NT (SER)
2 – Bartosz Kolecki – Polish TF (POL)
3 – Daniel Bernard – AZS AWF Warszawa (POL)
3 – Fabijan Brcic – Radnik (CRO)

Male’s -80 kg

1 – Gregor Pirs – Slovenia NT (SLO)
2 – Dinko Segedin – Forteca Korcula (CRO)
3 – Stojan Rabijac – Serbian NT (SER)
3 – Nikola Colic – Serbian NT (SER)

Male’s -87 kg

1 – Nikola Bojo – Zadar (CRO)
2 – Dorde Marcetic – Serbian NT (SER)
3 – Antonio Cacic – Karlovac (CRO)
3 – Felix Gabler – TUBW (GER)

Male’s +87 kg

1 – Vedran Golec – Jastreb (CRO)
2 – Ulvi Kaya – Swisttal (GER)
3 – Piotr Hatowski – AKS OSW START OLSZTYN (POL)
3 – Enis Ben Naoua – Sportschule Park (GER)

Female’s -46 kg

1 – Iryna Romoldanova – Ukrainian NT (UKR)
2 – Sinem Guldali – Bayerische TU (GER)
3 – Marina Usanovic – Marjan (CRO)
3 – Tatiana Saveleva – Moscow Team (RUS)

Female’s -49 kg

1 – Ganna Soroka – Ukrainian NT (UKR)
2 – Burcin Kayhan – Bayerische TU (GER)
3 – Anamarija Petrovic – Pantera (CRO)
3 – Michal Zrihen – Tigers Israel (ISR)

Female’s -53 kg

1 – Jelena Ivansic – Susedgrad Sokol (CRO)
2 – Alexandra Lychagina – Moscow Team (RUS)
3 – Dragana Gladovic – Serbian NT (SER)
3 – Tanja Pasanen – Finland NT (FIN)

Female’s -57 kg

1 – Bat-el Gatterer – Israel NT (ISR)
2 – Evdoxia Gabrielidou – AS Filippos Gianitsa (GRE)
3 – Martina Zubcic – Dubrava (CRO)
3 – Evagelia Vetsiou – Polydamas Triandrias (GRE)

Female’s -62 kg

Antonija Zeravica – Orion (CRO)
Marina Sumic – Metalac (CRO)
Kristina Khafizova – Moscow Team (RUS)
Nives Ambrus – Medvedgrad (CRO)

Female’s -67 kg

Katarzyna Lis – Polish TF (POL)
Elin Johansson – Team Nordic (NOR)
Dajana Perisic – Serbian NT (SER)
Mirna Sapina – Rugvica (CRO)

Female’s -73 kg

Lanas Caktas – Osvit (CRO)
Alina Ikaeva – Moscow Team (RUS)
Tihana Zivkovic – Zapresic
Aliya Mursalimova – Ukrainian NT

Female’s +73 kg

Maryna Konieva – Ukrainian NT (UKR)
Ana Bajic – Serbian NT (SER)
Mia Rados – Dubrava (CRO)
Tea Kopinc – Jastreb (CRO)

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