The Italian women have won the gold medal in the final match against Poland by 4:1. Italy showed a superb dominance which included Olympic Champion of Beijing, Giulia Quintavalle, against Malgorzata Bielak, with a great harai-goshi she scored a wazari and immediately after that countered on Poland’s uchi mata and scoring an ippon.
Talented youngster, and current silver medalist of this European individual Championship, Edwige Gwend, won a fight against Monika Chroscielewska, showing a lot better shape and caused her opponent three shido, what was more than enough for a comfortable win.
Italian final team : Rosalba Forciniti (-52kg), Giulia Quintavalle (-57kg), Edwige Gwend (-63kg), Erica Barbieri (-70kg), Assunta Galeone (+70kg).
Polish final team : Marta Kuban (-52kg), Malgorzata Bielak (-57kg), Monika Chroscielewska (-63kg), Katarzyna Klys (-70kg), Ursula Sadkowska (+70kg).
16-Time European women’s team Champion France, had to be satisfied with a bronze medal. In the bronze medal match France defeated Great Britain by 4:1.
In the category -57kg, current World Champion Morgane Ribout, threw Connie Ramsay for ippon. Ribout beat 22-year-old Ramsay showing a great uchi-mata.
Ukraine was better with a score of 3:2 over Spain and won its second bronze medal. Anna Nikitina showed beautiful ashi-waza techniques against Concepcion Bellorin (ESP), throwing her opponent on sasae-tsurikomi-ashi for an ippon.
France final team : Penelope Bonna (-52kg), Morgane Ribout (-57kg), Gevrise Emane (-63kg), Mylene Chollet (-70kg), Lucie Louette (+70kg).
Ukraine final team : Tetyana Lusnikova (-52kg), Anna Nikitina (-57kg), Svetlana Chepurina (-63kg), Nataliya Smal (-70kg), Svitlana Yaromka (+70kg).