28 February 2016

UNHERALDED AND UNSUNG PACUT SNATCHES FIRST SENIOR TITLE

UNHERALDED AND UNSUNG PACUT SNATCHES FIRST SENIOR TITLE

-70 kg

1. KLYS, Katarzyna (POL)

2. TSEND AYUSH, Naranjargal (MGL)

3. MALTSEVA, Valentina (RUS)

3. MANSOUR, Lola (BEL)

Katarzyna KLYS: “This is my first gold medal in Warsaw, that makes me really happy. I felt a little bit of pressure on my shoulders because I was number one seed. After the first fight I felt relaxed and I think I showed a reasonably good performance today. Maybe these 100 points will give me a better seeding position in Rio.”

-78 kg

1. PACUT, Beata (POL)

2. STEVENSON, Karen (NED)

3. DMITRIEVA, Anastasiya (RUS)

3. TALARN, Laia (ESP)

Beata PACUT: “I did not expect this medal. I am only 20 years old and this is my first year at the seniors. To win gold at my home competition is amazing.”

+78 kg

1. ZAMBOTTI, Vanessa (MEX)

2. CHIBISOVA, Ksenia (RUS)

3. PAKENYTE, Santa (LTU)

3. SLUTSKAYA, Maryna (BLR)

Vanessa ZAMBOTTI: “I am happy about the medal and about the points. This gives me the chance to compete at my 4th Olympic Games. Rio is an emotional place for me because in Rio I won my first gold medal at the Panamerica Games in 2007.”