18 November 2011

Buiok wins first European title

Buiok wins first European title

In the final U52kg two Ukrainian had the privilige to fight the final. The final match was between Maria Buiok who defeated her teammate Shushana Gevondian. Buiok was better in the fight scoring two yuko against Gevondian. The 21-year old Buiok tactically fought her match and defeated her 1-year older compatriot. Buiok was also part of Ukraine Team that won bronze medal at the European Team Championships earlier this year at Istanbul.

Bronze matches ended rapidly as Jacqueline Lisson (GER) won against Julia Figueroa (ESP) by throwing her by ko-uchi gake. Belarus Alessia Staraverava showed a nice ne-waza technique against Anni Ikala (FIN) and won the second bronze.

Previous European U23 Champions:
2010 Tugba Zehir (TUR)
2009 Natalia Kuzyutina (RUS)
2008 Andreea Catuna (ROU)