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French women regain the European title against Poland
French women regain the European title against Poland
23 Apr 2017 17:15
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France captured the women’s European team title. The French women defeated the host nation Poland that won the European team title last year in Kazan. Amandine Buchard opened the match against Karolina Pienkowska with a victory when she threw the Polish for ippon one minute for regular time.

Helene Receveaux scored 2-0 for the French when Julia Kowalczyk had to tap out for a strangle. Margaux Pinot captured the final score when she surprised Karolina Talach in the golden score with a right seoi nage. Marie-Eve Gahie threw Sandra Lickun for ippon in 15 seconds U70kg and Olympic Champion Emilie Andeol finished a 5-0 domination against Anna Zaleczna with oseikomi.

The French regained the European title that they lost to Poland, but the French rule in Europe with victories in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

The bronze went to Germany that defeated the Dutch team by 3-2. The germans led by 3-0 after the first three contests. Croatia bested the Russian women in the small final for bronze and won their frist senior European team medal.