European Grappling Championship 2018 which took place in Kaspiysk within the frame of European Wrestling Championship ended in victory of the Russian national team in the overall standing. Russian team won 21 gold medals out of 26, on the whole over 130 sportsmen from 14 countries participated in the competitions.
The first day of the grappling without kimono tournament brought to the Russian team 24 different medals, among them 11 gold ones, 8 silver and 5 bronze medals. On the second day of the European Championship in Grappling in kimono the hosts of the tournament won 10 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze medals.
“All the expectations came true. In weight categories among men we got almost all the medals, except one weight category, in which we have a strong competitor. We can’t win him just yet, especially in grappling in kimono. The category is 77 kilograms, representative from Spain won in this weight”, – President of the World Grappling Committee of the United World Wrestling Rizvan Bochkaev said at the press conference.
He noted that most of the winners among men are representatives of Dagestanian grappling school. “As a result we have total domination of the Russian team”, – Bochkaev noted.
Within the frames of the European Wrestling Championship 2018, besides grappling, competitions in freestyle, women’s and Greco-Roman wrestling will take place. Sportsmen from over 30 countries will participate in the competitions.