Russia Crowns Pair of Day Two Champs at Cadet Euro C’ships

By Eric Olanowski

SAMOKOV, Bulgaria (June 15) --- The Russian Federation’s freestyle squad medaled in four of five weights and lead Armenia (70 points) by 23 points heading into Wednesday’s final day of freestyle action.

The four Russian medalists from Tuesday were Amal DZHANDUBAEV (48kg), Anzor MAZHIDOV (55kg), Marat FADZAEV (65kg) and Ilia ZHIBALOV (110kg). Dzhandubaev and Fadzaev claimed golds, while Zhibalov and Mazhidov finished in second and third, respectively.

Armenia sits in second place in the team race after the second day of wrestling in Bulgaria. Andranik AVETISYAN (ARM) scored four wins – including three technical superiority victories – en route to the 55kg gold medal. They also picked up bronze medals from Sargis BEGOYAN (48kg), Anushavan BARSEGHYAN (65kg) and Narek GRIGORYAN (80kg).

Outside of Russia (2) and Armenia (1), Ukraine and France also crowned a Cadet European champion today.

Oleksandr MAMROSH (UKR) stuck Tornike SAMKHARADZE (GEO) in the 80kg and won his second continental title. He also won continental gold at the ’19 U15 European Championships.

Levan LAGVILAVA (FRA) was the fifth and final wrestler to have his hand raised on Tuesday night. The French wrestler tallied an 11-1 Ilia ZHIBALOV (RUS) in the 110kg finals and improved on his bronze-medal finish from the ’19 U15 European C’ships.

Heading into Day Three, Georgia (63 points), Azerbaijan (52 points) and Ukraine (48 points) round of the top five in the team race.

Wrestling resumes tomorrow at 11:30 (local time) on www.uww.org.


Sargis BEGOYAN (ARM) df. Serdzhan Ashkanov YUSEINOV (BUL), 16 – 5
Vitalii HONCHAR (UKR) df. Victor ANDRIAN (MDA), 10-0

Andranik AVETISYAN (ARM) df. Tamazi SULAMANIDZE (GEO), 11-0 
Abdullah TOPRAK (TUR) df. Herbert AKAPIAN (BLR), 8 - 2
Anzor MAZHIDOV (RUS) df. Subhan SAFARLI (AZE), 9-3

Marat FADZAEV (RUS) df. Ion Laurentiu MARCU (MDA), 8-6
Giorgi GOGRITCHIANI (GEO) df. Dyanko Petrov DYANKOV (BUL), 4 - 1
Anushavan BARSEGHYAN (ARM) df. Marcell NAGY (HUN), 8-6

Oleksandr MAMROSH (UKR) df. Tornike SAMKHARADZE (GEO), via fall
Narek GRIGORYAN (ARM) df. Sattarkhan ALLAHVERDILI (AZE), 4 - 1
Daniel FISCHER (GER) df. Gabriele NICCOLINI (ITA), 9-6

Levan LAGVILAVA (FRA) df. Ilia ZHIBALOV (RUS), 11-1
Hakan BUYUKCINGIL (TUR) df. Azay ISMAYILOV (AZE), via fall
Milan GELLEN (HUN) df. Ksawery Kacper KAMINSKI (POL), 4-0


Russia Wins Cadet Euro WW Team Title

By United World Wrestling Press

SAMOKOV, Bulgaria (June 18) --- Russia came into the final day of women’s wrestling at the Cadet European Championships with a four-point lead over Ukraine. After winning four of five medal matches on Friday night, they claimed the team title with 179 points. In the end, Russia finished 24 points ahead of Ukraine and picked up medals in nine weight classes – including a trio of titles.

Natalia KHRAMENKOVA (RUS) won Russia’s lone gold of the day, but they also earned three bronzes and a silver.

Ukraine and Belarus closed out the competition with a pair of Day Five champions and finished with 155 points. But when it was all said and done, Ukraine held criteria after winning three golds compared to Belarus’ pair of champions.

Ukraine’s pair of champions were Anastasiia POLSKA (40kg) and Iryna BONDAR (61kg). Polska pinned Alexandra VOICULESCU (ROU) and won her third European gold medal. She also won U15 European gold in ’19 and ’21. Ukrainian’s second Friday champion Bondar also scored a fall in the gold-medal match. She stuck Kseniya TSIARENIA (BLR) and improved on her runner-up finish from the ’19 U15 European Championships.

Sviatlana KATENKA (46kg) and Viktoryia RADZKOVA (69kg) were Belarus’ pair of champs. Katenka defeated Sofia FEDORCHENKO (RUS), 7-4, while Radzkova shutout Karolina Janina JAWORSKA (POL), 6-0.


GOLD - Anastasiia POLSKA (UKR) df. Alexandra VOICULESCU (ROU), via fall

GOLD - Sviatlana KATENKA (BLR) df. Sofia FEDORCHENKO (RUS), 7-4
BRONZE - Kornelia Nikolett LASZLO (HUN) df. Diana LATS (UKR), 2-0
BRONZE - Zenfira HASHIMOVA (AZE) df. Marina SATKOEVI (GEO), 5-0

GOLD - Natalia KHRAMENKOVA (RUS) df. Tuba DEMIR (TUR), 4-0
BRONZE - Volha HARDZEI (BLR) df. Oliwia MAKUCH (GER), via fall
BRONZE - Immacolata DANISE (ITA) df. Carla JAUME SOLER (ESP), 12-2

GOLD - Iryna BONDAR (UKR) df. Kseniya TSIARENIA (BLR), via fall
BRONZE - Busra EFE (TUR) df. Viktoria BORSOS (HUN), 5-2
BRONZE - Viktoriia KHUSAINOVA (RUS) df. Masa PEROVIC (SRB), 10-0

GOLD - Viktoryia RADZKOVA (BLR) df. Karolina Janina JAWORSKA (POL), 6-0
BRONZE - Noemi OSVATH NAGY (HUN) df. Cassidy RICHTER (GER), 4-0