The men’s World Cup in Minsk Russia won four out of seven available gold medals. Host nation Belarus lost four finals, but celebrated the gold today when Yauheni Biadulin won the U100kg class. Biadulin defeated French Cyrille Maret in the final.
Azamat Sitimov (RUS) won his first ever gold at a World Cup after winning his final against Karolis Bauza (LTU). Latvian Vladimirs Osnacs won the heavy weight category in Sunday’s last final against Aliaksandr Vakhaviak. Osnacs won his first ever World Cup.
Israel was happy to have a second World Cup winner this weekend. In Baku’s women’s world cup it was Alice Schlesinger to win in a unique All Israelian final, but today in Minsk good old Yoel Razvozov was standing on the highest stage in Belarus. In a strong fight he beat home fighter Aliaksandr Stasiashenka. Although Razvozov is experienced and won his 12th World Cup medal, he only won twice at a World Cup. His first win was in 2001 in Leonding’s World Cup. Good for him and Israel it was also the 25th World Cup win ever since the start in 1992 by Yael Arad. It only happened once that Israel won three World Cups in one weekend, in 2000 in Minsk!