Ukrainian fighter Semyon Novikov, who replaced Jean Belenko, became European champion (photo, video)

Украинский борец Семен Новиков, заменивший Жана Беленюка, стал чемпионом Европы (фото, видео)

In the Italian capital Rome continues the European championship in wrestling. On Tuesday, February 11, in the final match of Greco-Roman style in the weight category up to 87 kg agreed Ukrainian Semyon Novikov and award-winning Hungarian — champion of Europe-2017, the bronze prize-winner of the European games in 2019 and winner of three world Cup medals 29-year-old Victor Leinz. Our fighter is not embarrassed by high-profile titles rival in the final, he defeated opponent — 7:1, for the first time became the European champion.

23-year-old Novikov Kharkov more than adequately replaced in the national team of Ukraine famous people’s Deputy Jean Belenko, decided to skip the European championship (that’s Jean in the final of the world Cup in 2019 was the last person who won the Hungarian Leanza).

A newcomer to the adult European championship Semyon Novikov, whose assets are already two “gold” the youth world Championships, just had a great tournament in Rome. Starting with an early victory over Spaniard Garcia Fresneda, in the quarterfinals Simon confident defeated two-time world champion Turk Metehan Bashar. And in the semifinal against Russian Alexander Komarov and Novikov did created a small sports feat. At the end of the fight, the Simon inferior opponent — 1:3, and seemed lost in the finals, but in the last seconds of the Ukrainian managed to make the throw and pulled out a victory — 5:3.

The first medal of the Championships in Rome, bronze, 11 Feb Ukraine brought the 30-year-old Lenur Temirov, who in the weight category up to 63 kg defeated in the duel for the third place medalist of the Olympic games in Rio, the most experienced Norwegian Stig-Andre Berge.

Украинский борец Семен Новиков, заменивший Жана Беленюка, стал чемпионом Европы (фото, видео)

Lenur Temirov

Another “bronze” in category to 130 kg won the Ukrainian team for the Nicholas Kusmi from Konotop, thanks to the recent successful action taken over the wrestler from Russia, Surabi of Gatehouse.

Украинский борец Семен Новиков, заменивший Жана Беленюка, стал чемпионом Европы (фото, видео)

Nicholas Kusmi won a duel for “bronze” the European championship

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