After very intense three-day competition at the European Universities Championship in Taekwondo, we got the names of the winners in all categories!
The last day of the male's tournament was reserved for categories under 54kg, 63kg, 74kg and 87kg. New champion in the category under 54kg became Ismael Illa Salifou from University of Rennes, who won in the finals against Alex Chang, a student from Lycee Pierre Mendes France with score 27:4. On third place finished Marsel Kim from Kherson National Technical University and Hoang Toni Hoang from the University of Magdeburg.
Another gold medal for the Mediterranean University of Albania brought Valdet Allaraj in the category up to 63kg. After a very dramatic final duel with a lot of turnovers, Allaraj succeeds to triumph against Vladyslav Taranov student at the Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics. The bronze medals won Javier Pastor Andres representative from the University of Valencia and University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland student Ehsan Naghibzadeh.
After finishing the final duel Valdet Allaraj said that this medal motivates him to make new successes: „I was waiting so long for this moment. It was very hard, but now I see the result of it. Also, I hope to see much more, and win more not just European Universities Championship“.
In category under 74kg gold medal went to Vladyslav Yerko from the National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport. In the final match, he won against Javier Chicote Zafra student at the National University of Distance Education. On the winning pedestal with the bronze around the neck, climbed Benjamin Reimeir from the University of Innsbruck and Martin Stach from University of Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg.
„I'm very happy because I won. All athletes love when they won the tournament. The hardest match was final against the athlete from Spain“, said Yerko after Medal Ceremony.
Gold medal in category under 87kg won Andrii Harbar Donbass State Engineering Academy, and silver and one bronze medal went to athletes from Croatia. On second place finished Luka Skender, and on third Franjo Gucić, both students at the University of Zagreb. One more bronze medal won Jakub Skorepa from Czech Technical University in Prague.