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Russia and France do not surprise with majority of gold medals in Tel Aviv
29 Apr 2018 18:40
Russia became the winner of the medal table at the European Championship in Tel Aviv. The Russians won four gold medals, France was second with three gold medals, all in the women’s division.
Surprise was Belgium with a third place with one gold and one silver, together with Slovenia and Kosovo with the same numbers, only Belgium had another fifth place.
Russia’s Mikhail Igolnikov captured gold in the closing day of the event in the U90 kg category, defeating Nemanja Majdov from Serbia. Bronze medals went to Nikoloz Sherazadishvili from Spain and Theodoros Tselides from Greece.
Tamerlan Bashev from Russia was second to Lukas Krpalek from the Czech Republic in the +100 kg category. Henk Grol from the Netherlands and Stephan Hegyi from Austria got bronze.
Gold medals at the tournament were earlier won by Islam Yashuev (U63 kg), Irina Dolgova (U48 kg) and Natalia Kuziutina (U52 kg). Anastasiia Konkina (U57 kg), Aslan Lappinagov (U81 kg), and Beslan Mudranov (U60 kg).
The 2019 European Judo Championships will take place in Minsk as part of the European Games.
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