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Russia demonstrates power with U23 team in Dubrovnik
18 Oct 2015 17:30
Russia dominated the European Cup for Seniors in Dubrovnik. At this inaugural edition the Russians won 9 out of 14 titles, a great domination. The host Croatia was happy to take three gold medals. Barbara Matic is back U70kg. She won the tournament in the final against German lea Pueschel. On Saturday Andrea Bekic was able to win the gold U52kg, one day for her birthday and Andreja Dakovic won the category U63kg.
The Russian men were amazing with 6 gold medals, France was the only country to interfere in the category U90kg where Anthony Laignes won gold against Jesenko Cetic (SLO). The French won two silver and six bronze medals and took the third place in the medal table behind Croatia.
Italian Francesca Milani won the gold on Saturday U48kg. The Russian brought in a mixed team with lots of talent such as World Junior Champion Egor Mgdsyan, who was also Russian U23 champion this year. He won his category U66kg. Russian Savva Karakizidi won his fourth European Cup this season U60kg, this time against Croatian hope Bernard Azinovic. Another U23 Russian champion Arbi Khamkhoev won the category U23. Soon in November are the European U23 Championships in Bratislava, a nice warmup for some nations in Dubrovnik.
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Joost Van Hoof (NED)