21 April 2011

Dumitru takes seventh European title

Dumitru takes seventh European title

Two top fighters in the final U48kg and a repetition of last year’s final in Vienna. At the first day of the European Championships Alina Dumitru (ROU) and Eva Csernoviczky fought a tactical match, won by Alina Dumitru. Dumitru (ROU) fought her 7th final and won all editions. She settled among the great championships of all time with seven wins in this category.
Since 2004 she dominates this category. Only in 2009 Frederique Jossinet (FRA) was the winner who took bronze this year and her ninth medal. Eva Csernoviczky couldn’t get grip on Dumitru who led halfway the match by a penalty for Csernoviczky.

Dumitru set her record at 10-2 against the unfortunate Hungarian. The previous fight was a victory for the Hungarian at the Grand Slam of Paris. But seven won finals is impressive for Dumitru. Seven fingers up!

Previous winners U48kg
2001 Frédérique Jossinet FRA
2002 Frédérique Jossinet FRA
2003 Lioubov Brouletova RUS
2004 Alina Dumitru ROU
2005 Alina Dumitru ROU
2006 Alina Dumitru ROU
2007 Alina Dumitru ROU
2008 Alina Dumitru ROU
2009 Frédérique Jossinet FRA
2010 Alina Dumitru ROU
2011 Alina Dumitru ROU

Most European titles women
Edith Hrovat (AUT) 8
Angelique Seriese (NED) 8
Alina Dumitru (ROU) 7
Gella Vandecaveye (BEL) 7
Ulla Werbrouck (BEL) 7
Ingrid Berghmans (BEL) 7