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Charline Van Snick prolongs European title U48kg
21 Apr 2016 18:25
The gold for women U48kg went again to Belgium, Charline van Snick of Belgium won the European title in Kazan. Charline van Snick prolonged her European title from Baku. She took the 43st Belgian European title, 29 for women distributed among 8 women.
Against her nemesis Eva Csernovicki from Hungary Van Snick now convinced with a combination and scored a wazari 50 second for the end, but thought to get an ippon and celebrated while throwing, she could have made a smooth transition to oseikomi but could defend her lead anyway in the last minute. Van Snick got into trouble after 30 seconds though when Csernovicki almost made the armlock, but van Snick escaped. Both women were the bronze medallist atthe Olympic Games and the expected finallists.
No surprises in this category, Van Snick defeated Monica Ungureanu (ROU) in the semi final with two yuko. Ungureanu won the bronze when she defeated Valentina Moscatt (ITA) in the small final. Dilara Lokmanhekim lost to Csernovicki in the semis but bested young Hungarian Reka Pupp in the bronze bout by penalties. Her compatriot Eva Cersnovicki won her ninth consecutive European medal since 2008.
This Olympic cycle European Champions
2016 Charline van Snick (BEL)
2015 Charline van Snick (BEL)
2014 Éva Csernoviczki (HUN)
2013 Éva Csernoviczki (HUN)
2012 Alina Dumitru (ROU)
Belgian Charline van Snick is Olympic Games bronze medallist in 2012, 2013 bronze medallist and 2015 European Games winner after two lost European finals. Now in 2016 she grabbed her second European title in a row. In 2015 she won the Grand Prix in Dusseldorf and took silver at the Grand Slam of Paris.
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