Taekwondo day 2 – Girls have shown their skills in Kyorugi

The second day of the European Universities Championship in Taekwondo was reserved for competition in Kyorugi.


In category up to 73kg, the title won Iryna Pypot from the University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport. In the final match, she was better than Lalli Goulamoussene from University of Lyon with score 14:4. At the third place ended up Andrea Dieguez Dominguez from Polytechnic University of Valencia, and Vaisaly Gnanapandithan student at Nottingham Trent University. 


After the final match, Pypot made great gratitude for support from her fellow team: „I'm delighted with the tournament. The organization is great. I didn't expect this big support of my crew. I believe that because of that support I won“.


One more gold medal went to Ukrainians. In category under 49kg on first place finished Oleksandra Danshyna from Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University. In the semifinal match, she won against a representative from University of Cyprus Athina Evangelou, who finished third, and in final Danshyna was better than Julia Real AlemAn from the University of La Laguna. Another bronze medal won Sarah Ferreira from Paris Descartes University.


New Champion became and Joana Cunha from the University of Minho. In the final match of the competition in the category under 57kg, the girl from Portugal was better than Imen Ben Hassine from the University of Lyon. On the third staircase of the winning pedestals climbed  Tamara Miquel De La Encarnacion from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and Karolina Kupriianova from the Kharkiv National University of International Affairs. 


Sarah Di Sinno from University of Applied Sciences Dusseldorf won the gold medal in the category above 73kg. Her opponent in final was Zurine Padilla Escartin from the University of Basque Country. After a very close match, the athlete from Germany managed to triumph with a score of 5:3. Bronze medals went to Yelyzaveta Liuchkova student at Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University and Mame Fatou Paye from Aix-Marseille University. 


After the end of today's competition day champion from University of Applied Sciences Dusseldorf Di Sinno said that it was hard to win on this tournament: „This was my first time on European Universities Championship. Fights were hard, it was very hot, but it was good competition and experience“. 


Girls continue their competition on Saturday when we will see students from which universities will become European Universities Champions in categories up to 46kg, 53kg, 62kg and 67kg.