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Kazan 2018 European Championships (G-4) – Day 4: Russia reigns at home with 4 golds

Kazan 2018 European Championships (G-4) – Day 4: Russia reigns at home with 4 golds

WTE European Seniors Championships Kazan 2018
Kaza, Russia
10-13 May 2018
G-4 category event
Day 4 – Report
Russia grabbed another gold medal on the final day at Kazan 2018 European Championships to finish on top of the medal count with 4 golds, 5 silvers and 6 bronzes. Turkey finished in second place with 3 golds, 4 silvers and 2 bronzes, with Great Britain in the third place with 3 golds, 1 silver and 3 bronzes.
The local hero of the day was Vladislav Larin, who became the new Men’s -87 kg European champion after outscoring Daniel Ros from Spain by a comfortable 17-4, giving the spectators a reason to celebrate with euphoria. The other two titles of the day were taken by Poland, Turkey and Azerbaijan.
Radik Isaev (AZE) tasted glory in Men’s +87 kg after getting rid of Kuznetsov, one of the local hopes for a new gold. The third title for Turkey in the event was achieved by Nafia Kus, who proved to be the strongest competitor in the Women’s -73 kg division after beating yet another local fighter, Zhivotkova, while the biggest surprise of the day was the new Women’s +73 kg champion. The double world and Olympic champion, Bianca Walkden (GBR), was defeated by Alexandra Kowalschuk from Poland by 11-9 to detrhone ‘Queen B’
Day 4 – Final Podiums
Men’s -87 kg
1 – Vladislav Larin Rus-1837
Russian Taekwondo Union
Points 24.00
2 – Daniel Ros Esp-1568
Federación Española De Taekwondo
Points 14.64
3 – Alexander Bachmann Ger-1661
German Taekwondo Federation
Points 8.64
3 – Ivan Trajkovic Slo-1505
Slovenian Taekwondo Association
Points 8.64
Men’s +87 kg
1 – Radik Isaev Aze-1637
Azerbaijan Taekwondo Federation
Points 24.00
2 – Roman Kuznetsov Rus-1524
Russian Taekwondo Union
Points 14.64
3 – Yury Kirichenko Rus-1941
Russian Taekwondo Union
Points 8.64
3 – Oleg Kuznetcov Rus-1525
Russian Taekwondo Union
Points 8.64
Women’s -73 kg
1 – Nafia Kus Tur-1567
Taekwondo Federation Of Turkey
Points 24.00
2 – Arina Zhivotkova Rus-2014
Russian Taekwondo Union
Points 14.64
3 – Cecilia Castro Esp-1678
Federación Española De Taekwondo
Points 8.64
3 – Iva Rados Cro-1515
Croatian Taekwondo Federation
Points 8.64
Women’s +73 kg
1 – Aleksandra Kowalczuk Pol-1530
Polski Zwiazek Taekwondo
Points 24.00
2 – Bianca Walkden Gbr-1501
British Taekwondo
Points 14.64
3 – Olga Ivanova Rus-1507
Russian Taekwondo Union
Points 8.64
3 – Sude Bulut Tur-1859
Taekwondo Federation Of Turkey
Points 8.64
Day 3 – Report
Croatia, Great Britain and Russia managed to get their 3rd gold medal at Kazan 2018 European Senior Championships on Saturday as Toni Kanaet (CRO), Lauren Williams (GBR) and Maksmim Khramtcov (RUS) respectively became the new Men’s -74, Women’s -67 and Men’s -80 kg champions. The other title of the day was taken by Turkey thanks to Irem Yaman, who gave the Turk team its second gold medal in the event.
Kanaet, who had to content with the silver medal in Montreux 2016, finally reigned in Kazan after defeating Yildiz from Turkey by 19-10 in the crucial fight of the draw; Williams made it to the top of the podium for the second time in a row after getting rid of the same opponent she faced at Montreux 2016 final, Nur Tatar, whom the British athlete beat by a close 14-11 this time; and Khramtcov tasted glory at home after edging another Taekwondo star, Aaron Cook from Moldova, in the big final by an astonishing 58-16, completing one of the best performances ever in the event for the joy of the crowd.
Day 3 – Final Podiums
Senior Men -74
GOLD Toni KANAET CRO-1521
SILVER Muhammed YILDIZ TUR-1932
BRONZE Peter LONGOBARDI GBR-3465
BRONZE Piero MARIC CRO-1810
Senior Men -80
GOLD Maksim KHRAMTCOV RUS-3445
SILVER Aaron COOK MDA-1616
BRONZE Milad BEIGI AZE-1960
BRONZE Richard Andre ORDEMANN NOR-1620
Senior Women -62
GOLD Irem YAMAN TUR-1988
SILVER Marta CALVO ESP-1584
BRONZE Rabia BACHMANN GER-1514
BRONZE Kristina BEROS CRO-1780
Senior Women -67
GOLD Lauren WILLIAMS GBR-1901
SILVER Nur TATAR TUR-1545
BRONZE Polina KHAN RUS-2725
BRONZE Daniela ROTOLO ITA-1847
Day 2 – Report
Great Britain was the most successful team in the second day of action at Kazan 2018 European Championships after taking 2 titles on Friday thanks to Jade Jones’ and Christian McNeish’s performance in Women’s -57 kg and Men’s -68 kg.
Jones, double Olympic champion, added another gold medal to her collection after struggling to defeat Hatice Ilgun from Turkey. The British star needed to force the extra time, but none of the fighters was able to score during the 2 additional sudden death minutes. Jones was awarded the triumph by superiority in the end to taste gold in Kazan.
McNeish climbed to the top of the Men’s -68 kg podium after getting rid of the local hero, Sarmat Tcakoev, who couldn’t handle the British in the gold medal match and had to content with the silver medal.
The other two gold medals of the day were taken by Russia (Tatiana Kudashova) and Croatia (Lovre Brecic), so the medal count shows a triple tie on top of it with Great Britain, Croatia and Russia all having achieved 3 gold medals in the event.
Day 2 – Final Podiums
Senior Men -63

GOLD Lovre BRECIC CRO-1524
SILVER Hakan RECBER TUR-2068
BRONZE Bradly SINDEN GBR-1554
BRONZE Deni ANDRUN CRO-1640
Senior Men -68

GOLD Christian MCNEISH GBR-1900
SILVER Sarmat TCAKOEV RUS-2333
BRONZE Karol ROBAK POL-1529
BRONZE Viacheslav MININ RUS-1996
Senior Women -53

GOLD Tatiana KUDASHOVA RUS-2027
SILVER Inese TARVIDA LAT-1506
BRONZE Tijana BOGDANOVIC SRB-1536
BRONZE Madeline FOLGMANN GER-1697
Senior Women -57
GOLD Jade JONES GBR-1502
SILVER Hatice Kubra ILGUN TUR-1551
BRONZE Marija STETIC CRO-1676
BRONZE Patrycja ADAMKIEWICZ POL-15
Day 1 – Report
Croatia, Russia, Spain and Turkey were the first nations to step on top of the podium during the first day of competition at Kazan 2018 European Senior Championships, which kicked off today Thursday May 10 in the Russian city.
The Spanish gold of the day was taken by Adrian Vicente, who proved to be the strongest in Men’s -54 kg after being in charge of the battle throughout the whole match and outscoring Gagiev from Russia in the big final by 13-5. The first title for the local crowd was achieved by Mikhail Artamonov, who had to face another Spaniard in the final match of the Men’s -58 kg, Jesus Tortosa, whom the local athlete managed to beat by 10-5 in another close fight. The first Croatian representative who tasted gold in Kazan was Kristina Tomic, who defeated another local hope in a final, Antipenko, by a close 3-2 to grab her Women’s -49 kg crown. The other champion on Thursday was a Turkish fighter, Rukiye Yildirim, who proved herself as the best competitor in Women’s -46 kg after getting rid of Pouryounes from the Netherlands in the gold medal match by a comfortable 28-10.
Day 1 – Final Podiums
Senior Men -54

GOLD Adrian VICENTE ESP-2994 Spain
SILVER Magomed GAGIEV RUS-5886 Russia
BRONZE Deniz DAGDELEN TUR-1844 Turkey
BRONZE Vito DELL’AQUILA ITA-2116 Italy
Senior Men -58

GOLD Mikhail ARTAMONOV RUS-1814 Russia
SILVER Jesus TORTOSA ESP-1652 Spain
BRONZE Valeriy SHIMANOV RUS-5027 Russia
BRONZE Stepan DIMITROV MDA-1512 Moldova
Senior Women -46

GOLD Rukiye YILDIRIM TUR-1537 Turkey
SILVER Dina POURYOUNES NED-1864 Moldova
BRONZE Jordyn SMITH GBR-1602 United Kingdom
BRONZE Iryna ROMOLDANOVA UKR-1532 Ukraine
Senior Women -49

GOLD Kristina TOMIC CRO-1637 Croatia
SILVER Natalia ANTIPENKO RUS-4309 Russia
BRONZE Patimat ABAKAROVA AZE-1634 Azerbaijan
BRONZE Yasmina AZIEZ FRA-1507 France
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