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The men’s Georgian team has won three bouts from five, defeating Russian national team. The Georgians have gained gold, and Russia got silver.
Women’s Russian team has won one more gold medal by defeating the French team.
The solemn closing ceremony of the European Judo Championships was held in Chelyabinsk.
- I used to be a judoka. I live in Kazakhstan, it is not very far from Chelyabinsk.
On Sunday, April 29, on the final European Judo Championships day, Chelyabinsk will see the contests for two sets of medals in team competitions.
Today, April 29, the last competitions of the 2012 European Judo Championships will take place.
29/04/2012 - 14:12

Team Competition to take place on last day of Euro 2012

Today, April 29, the last competitions of the 2012 European Judo Championships will take place. This day will see one of the most dynamic and spectacular disciplines of the program, men’s and women’s team wall-on-wall contests. After that, at 5.00 pm, the audience will enjoy the closing ceremony and the solemn ceremony of flag handover to the representatives of the country hosting European Championships 2013 – Hungary.

The day before saw the team competition draw. Eight strongest teams of the Old World participate in men’s tournament, and six teams entered for the women’s tournament.

During the draw, the first and the second numbers went to the current continental champion, Ukrainian men’s team, and to the silver medalist of the previous championships, French team, accordingly. Thus they got weaker rivals. In the first contest Team Russia will face Team Germany. The women’s team is to compete with Turkish athletes. The winner and the silver medalist of the 2011 European Championships, the national teams of France and Germany, will go on the mat in the second round.

First round pairs

Men: Ukraine – Poland, Germany – Russia, France – Great Britain, Georgia – Turkey.

Women: Ukraine – Great Britain, Russia – Turkey. France and Germany skip the first round.

On April 28, all sets of medals were contested in individual competitions. By results of three days, the winner of the team total was defined. It turned out to be the Russian national team which won 5 golds, 3 silvers and 1 bronze. The French team became the second (2 golds, 1 silver and 3 bronzes), the third one is Romania (2 golds).