A Strong competitor field at the adidas Cadet European Cup in Antalya. Russia was the strongest country on the first day on Saturday claiming four out of eight medals.
However the first joy was the gold for the host nation Turkey about the category U50kg where Oguzhan Karaca won his final bout against Natik Gurbanli (AZE). In total the host nation won 7 medals at the first day, five for the young women, two for the young men.
The young from Azerbaijan dominated the men’s division. Gold U55kg for Rufat Taghizada and gold U60kg for Hidayat Heydarov. Heydarov continued the success of last year and prolonged his title. It was his fourth European Cup victory in this age category.
Samvel Chakra (ARM) won his first European Cup after four bronze medals last year. He defeated Simon Mamardashvili in the final U66kg.
In the women’s division Russian claimed three of the four titles. Aida Bikbova won U40kg in an All Russian final. Anastastya Turcheva won gold U44kg against Turkish Rabia Senyayla. U48kg home fighter Cicek Tatar couldn’t prevent Kristina Shilova from winning the third women’s gold for Russia.
Shilovsa won the event last year as well.
Georgian Mariam Janashvili won the title U52kg against Ulyana Minenkova (BLR).
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