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Mediterranean Games 2013: Day 2 Complete Results

Mediterranean Games 2013: Day 2 Complete Results

Mediterranean Games 2013
Mersin, Turkey

Edip Buran Sports Centre
22nd of June 2013
Turkey and Spain take their second gold while Morocco wins its first
In the first final of the day, the Spaniard José Luis Méndez became the new Mediterranean champion of the Men’s -58 kg category after beating the French Flavien Furet in the extra period, giving Spain its second gold medal of the event. Méndez had defeated the local Firat Pozan (TUR) in the semi-final by 5-2, while Furet gained his access to the final after another close match, managing to get rid of the Italian Marcello Porcaro thanks to a sudden death point (5-4).
In the second crucial fight of the day, the Women’s -67 kg final, the local idol Nur Tatar, Olympic silver medallist at London 2012, fulfilled the expectations and clinched the second title for Turkey, outscoring the Moroccan Hakima El Meslahy by 10-4. Tatar made her way to the final by defeatig the Egyptian Hedaya Wahba 6 to 1 in the semi-final, while El Meslahy needed a sudden death action to get rid of the French Haby Niare (6-4).
The last title of the day, the Men’s -80 kg, was clinched by the Issam Chernoubi, who won the first gold for Morocco in the competition after comfortably defeating the Tunisian Oussama Oueslati by 6-1. Oueslati had previously beaten the Spaniard Nicolás García, silver medallist at London 2012, in the semi-final, while Chernoubi had managed to get rid of the local hope, Yunus Sari, in the other fight (3-2).
Tomorrow, Sunday June 23rd, willl be the day for the 2 titles still to be decided in the Mersin 2013 Mediterranean Games: Men’s -68 kg and Women’s +67 kg.
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Complete Final Podiums:
Men’s -80 kg
1 – Issam Chernoubi (MAR)
2 – Oussama Oueslati (TUN)
3 – Nicolas García Hemme (ESP)
3 – Yunus Sari (TUR)
Men’s -58 kg
1 – José Luis Méndez (ESP)
2 – Flavien Furet (FRA)
3 – Marcello Porcaro (ITA)
3 – Firat Pozan (TUR)
Women’s -67 kg
1 – Nur Tatar (TUR)
2 – Hakima El Meslahy (MAR)
3 – Hedaya Wahba (EGY)
3 – Haby Niare (FRA)

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