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1st European Championships Olympic Weight Categories: 4th gold for Turkey and 2nd for Russia in closing day

1st European Championships Olympic Weight Categories: 4th gold for Turkey and 2nd for Russia in closing day

1st European Championships Olympic Weight Categories
Nalchik, Russia
26-29 March 2015
G-1 category event
Day 4 – Report
Turkey finished on top of the European Championships Olympic Weight Categories Nalchik 2015 after winning another gold medal in the closing day of the event along with Russia, who took its second title. The winners of this last day of competition were Nafia Kus (TUR), new Women’s +67 kg champion, and Vladislav Larin (RUS), Men’s +80 kg gold medallist.
Kus clinched Turkey’s fourth trophy after completely dominating the Female’s heavyweight categorye. She got rid of the Croatian Iva Rados in the final by a close 6-3, but she had previously smashed Maryna Konieva from Ukraine in the Semis 17-0. The other bronze medallist of the draw ended up being Tina Skaar from Norway, who couldn’t control Rados’ attacks in the other Semi, losing it by 6-2.
The second title for the local team, the Russian squad, was taken by the new Male’s heavyweight champion, Vladislav Larin, who tasted glory after completely overwhelming Radik Isaev from Azerbaijan by 17-5 in the curcial fight. The two places in the lower step of the podium were taken by Marko Djuricic from Serbia and Vedran Golec from Croatia in non expected way, as they were both forced to withdraw from the competition after succesfully accessing the Semi-finals.
Day 4 – Round by round results: click HERE
Day 4 – Final Podiums
Seniors Male +80 kg (16 competitors)
1 – Larin, Vladislav
National Team Russia
RUS
2 – Isaev, Radik
National Team Azerbaijan
AZE
3 – Djuricic, Marko
National Team Serbia
SRB
3 – Golec, Vedran
National Team Croatia
CRO
Seniors Female +67 kg (15 competitors)
1 – Kus, Nafia
National Team Turkey
TUR
2 – Rados, Iva
National Team Croatia
CRO
3 – Skaar, Tina R
National Team Norway
NOR
3 – Konieva, Maryna
National Team Ukraine
UKR
Day 3 – Report
Turkey clinched its third gold medal of the event and Russia won its first title so far after the third day of competition was completed at Nalchik 2015 European Championships Olympic Weight Categories. The champions of the day were Yunus Sari (TUR), who won the Men’s -80 kg division, and Anastasia Baryshnikova, who proved to be the best athlete in the Women’s -67 kg category.
Sari tasted gold after his opponent in the big final couldn’t even start the match. The Armenian Arman Yeremyan had to withdraw from the competition due to an injury, achieving a well deserved silver medal. The bronzes of the category were awarded to the two Russian representatives: Said Ustaev, who lost against Yeremnyan in the Semis in the sudden death period, and Albert Gaun, who couldn’t advance to the final round after being beaten by Sari in another extra period fight.
On the other hand, the first local athlete to win a gold medal in the event ended up being Anastasia Baryshnikova, who struggled to beat the Swedish Elin Johansson in the big final by 5-4. The bronze medallists of the division were Marina Sumic from Croatia, who lost to the champion 4-1 in the Semis, and another Russian, Arina Zhivotkova, who couldn’t contain Johansson’s power in the other Semi (10-1).
Day 3 – Round by round results: click HERE
Day 3 – Final Podiums
Seniors Male -80 kg (20 competitors)

1 – Sari, Yunus
National Team Turkey
TUR
2 – Yeremyan, Arman
National Team Armenia
ARM
3 – Ustaev, Said
National Team Russia
RUS
3 – Gaun, Albert
National Team Russia
RUS
Seniors Female -67 kg (15 competitors)
1 – Baryshnikova, Anastasia
National Team Russia
RUS
2 – Johansson, Elin
World Taekwondo Federation
WTF
3 – Sumic, Marina
National Team Croatia
CRO
3 – Zhivotkova, Arina
National Team Russia
RUS
Day 2 – Report
Turkey and Sweden won the two gold medals awarded in the second day of action of the 1st European Championships Olympic Weight Categories, which started yesterday in Nalchik, Russia. Berkay Akyol became the new Turkish hero after beating the Croatian Filip Grgic in the Men’s -68 kg final by 9-7 in a fight which wasn’t decided until the very last second of the third period. Akyol had defeated the Polish Karol Robak, bronze medallist, in the sudden death period of the first Semi-final (13-12), while Grgic had to get rid of another Polish, Michal Loniewski, to make his way into the crucial match (9-5).
The other category completed on Friday was the Women’s -57 kg, which crowned the Swedish Nikita Glasnovic as the new champion. Glasnovic beat the local hope Milana Driamova in the big final of the draw by 9-5, leaving the bronzes to Despina Pilavaki from Cyprus, who had been smashed by Driamova 13-0 in the Semis, and Julia Volkova from Russia, who couldn’t do anything against Glasnovic in the other Semi (10-3).
After these results, Turkey leads the medal count of the event with 2 golds, followed by Portugal and Swedem with one title each. There are still 4 categories to play, so the race for the European title is still open for most countries. Stay connected to WTM to know the latest results of the event!
Day 2 – Round by round results: click HERE
Day 2 – Final Podiums
Seniors Male -68 kg (28 competitors)

1 – Akyol, Berkay
National Team Turkey
TUR
2 – Grgic, Filip
National Team Croatia
CRO
3 – Loniewski, Michal
National Team Poland
POL
3 – Robak, Karol
National Team Poland
POL
Seniors Female -57 kg (21 competitors)

1 – Glasnovic, Nikita
World Taekwondo Federation
WTF
2 – Driamova, Milana
National Team Russia
RUS
3 – Pilavaki, Despina
National Team Cyprus
CYP
3 – Volkova, Julia
National Team Russia
RUS
Day 1 – Report
Portugal and Turkey took the first two titles of the European Olympic weight categories Championships 2015, a new event on the WTF calendar which started today at the Russian city of Nalchik with the best Taekwondo athletes of the old continent in competition. The two categories completed in this first day of action at the Universalny Sports Centre were the Men’s -58 kg division, won by the Portuguese Rui Bragança, and the Women’s -49 kg division, dominated by the Turkish Rukiye Yildirim.
Bragança tasted gold after defeating Stepan Dimitrov from Macedonia in the final by 4-1, having previously beaten in the Semi-final the French representative, Dylan Chellamootoo in the sudden death period. On the other hand, Dimitrov had to get rid of the Russian Poiseev by a close 11-10 to make his way to the final. Poiseev and Chellamootoo were awarded with the bronze medals.
Yildirim proved to be the strongest athlete in the Women’s -49 kg category after beating Tijana Bogdanovic from Serbia in the crucial fight by 12-7. The Turkish star had to leave some powerful opponents on her way to the top of the podium, as she faced the Italian Erica Nicoli in the Semis, whom she defeated 6-4. Nicoli’s companion on the lower step of the podium was the number 1 in the Olympic rankings, the Croatian Lucija Zaninovic, who couldn’t start the match against Bogdanovic in the other Semi.
Draws: Day 3 – Day 4
Day 1 – Round by round results: click HERE
Day 1 – Final Podiums
Seniors Male -58 kg (22 competitors)

1 – Braganca, Rui
National Team Portugal
POR
2 – Dimitrov, Stepan
National Team Moldova
MDA
3 – Poiseev, Ruslan
National Team Russia
RUS
3 – Chellamootoo, Dylan
National Team France
FRA
Seniors Female -49 kg (14 competitors)

1 – Yildirim, Rukiye
National Team Turkey
TUR
2 – Bogdanovic, Tijana
National Team Serbia
SRB
3 – Nicoli, Erica
National Team Italy
ITA
3 – Zaninovic, Lucija
National Team Croatia
CRO
Schedule – Remaining days

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