Armenia and Netherlands grab the last tickets to London
– Slovenia wins 2 bronze medals
Armenia and the Netherlands were the countries to grab the last tickets to London 2012.
On January 29th, the last day of the European Qualification Tournament, Armenia won a gold medal in the -80kg category and the Netherlands won a silver medal in the same category, earning the opportunity to participate in the London Olympics.
As a result of the tournament, there will be a total of 18 European countries participating in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
On the last day of the tournament, the men’s -80kg, women’s -67kg and +67kg categories were disputed.
In the men’s -80kg category, Armenian Arnam Yeremyan met Spanish Nicolas Garcia in the semifinals, where he beat him 9-1. In the other semifinals, Tommy Mollet from the Netherlands won 9-1 over Norwegian Nilssen Bratli. Satisfied with the silver medal, the Ducth athlete withdrew from the final and let the gold go directly to Arnam Yeremyan. In the third place play off Nicolas Garcia won 10-3 against NilssenBratli, qualifying for the Olympics.
In the female -67kg semifinals, German Helena Fromm won against Belorussian Viktorya Belanouskaya in the second round by score difference (14-1) and went to the final. Nur Tatar from Turkey also won by big score difference (11-2) against Slovenian Franca Anic in the other semifinals.
In the final disputed between Germany and Turkey, Nur Tatar won 5-1 against Helena Fromm. The bronze medal went to Slovenian Franca Anic.
In the female +67kg, Milica Mandic from Serbia got the gold medal after winning against Spanish Rosana Simon in the semifinals and 11-7 in the final against Ukrainian Maryna Konieva.
The bronze medal went to Nusa Rajher, from Slovenia, who won against Rosana Simon in the third place playoff.
Althouth Slovenia did not get any gold medals, it qualified in 2 categories for London 2012 by winning 2 bronze medals.
<Final Day Results of the European Qualification Tournament for London 2012>
1) Yeremyan Arman (Armenia)
2) Tommy Mollet (Netherlands)
3) Nicolas Garcia Hemme (Spain)
1) Nur Tatar (Turkey)
2) Helena Fromm (Germany)
3) Franka Anic (Slovenia)
1) Konieva Maryna (Ukraine)
2) Milica Mandic (Serbia)
3) Nusa Pajher (Slovenia)