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French women and Georgian men capture European team title

27 Apr 2014 18:15

   Stanislaw Michalowski
Georgian men

Both France and Georgia won the European team titles in Montpellier. The women's gold was the most cheered one of the day. Against the dangerous German team the French women advanced for gold and the Germans took the lead in the match.

When Mareen Kraeh took the first battle it was up to Automne Pavia, Clarisse Agbegnenou and Gevrise Emane to take the three decisive points for the French team. Luise Malzahn won the match for the Germans. Both teams had huge experience in both indidual as team events. France had won in 2011 and was second in 2012 and 2013.

The men's team of Georgia had a few tough battles to go on Sunday. The semi final against France wasn't easy and some were rvenge matches of the finals in the individual categories. Georgians won the semi final with 3-2.. Russia defeated Germany in the semi final by 4-1. The men's final between Georgia and Russia is always a big clash. They already met in 2012 and 2013 with georhia as winner. Nugzari Tatalashvili, Avtandil Tchrikishvili, Varlam Liparteliani and Adam Okruashvili grabbed the victories for Georgia winning by 4-1 in the final.

In the women's division Slovenia and Poland took the bronze medals. Slovenia beat Great Britain by 5-0. The Polish team beat Russia by 3-2, but again a super performance of the Polish women who are strongly progressing now.

There was bronze for France and Germany. France defeated Slovenia by 4-1 and Germany blew away Czech Republic by 4-1. 

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