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Hosted the semifinals the first day of the European Championships in wrestling. First on the carpet in Rome were representatives of the Greco-Roman style.
1/2 the weight category up to 77 kg fought Vladimir Yakovlev. The athlete from the Dnieper without any chance to be conceded to the Hungarian Zoltan Levai the 0-for-7. Tomorrow Yakovlev expects small bronze final, the opponents will be known on the results of the repechage matches.
A miracle did two-time world champion U-23 Semyon Novikov. In the weight category up to 87 kg Kharkov got together with one of leaders of Russian national team in this category, a young but award-winning Alexander Komarov. Losing on a meeting course, to the last seconds Novikov did not leave the hope to snatch victory and he did it.
Action taken (coup with hand and head by 2 points) in less than 10 seconds before the end brought the Ukrainian in the final. In the battle for gold Ukrainian will meet with Viktor Lorenza from Hungary, who at the last world Cup in Nur-Sultan won the silver medal.
NOVIK (UKR) beats KOMAROV (RUS) 6-3 to go through to the final 87kg!
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After the sensation that was created by Nicholas Kusmi, winning in the quarterfinals in one of the most titled wrestlers of our time, Turk Garments Kayaalp – reaching the final seemed inevitable. But this was against the Romanians Alin of Ciurari, who they narrowly defeated Nicholas on points 2:1.
Recall that the TV-channel XSPORT will show all the major fights of the competitions live and online on the website XSPORT.ua.
Read the interview with the head coach of the national team of Ukraine before the European championship.