Yesterday the European Youth Boxing Championship (19-22 years old) ended in Montenegro and the Russian team won eighteen medals, including nine gold. The women’s team brought eight awards – four gold and four silver medals, and the men’s team – five gold, four silver and one bronze medal.
As a result, the Russian team took first place as a team, boxers from Poland were in second place, and boxers from Italy were in third place. Montenegrin Petar Lieshevic was recognized as the best boxer of the tournament, and Sara Cirkovic from Serbia became the best boxer of the tournament.
“I think we performed well,” the Russian Boxing Federation quotes the head coach of the women’s team, Albert Mutalibov. — The girls showed the boxing they are now ready for. Competing with the leaders of European boxing is a great experience that will be useful in the future.”
“The result for the men’s team is not bad,” said team head coach Viktor Farkhutdinov. — In 2024, we will have World and European Championships, the Friendship Games and other competitions. In January we will hold a Tournament of the Strongest, which will determine the composition of the team to perform in these competitions. All boxers who have competed in Montenegro now will take part in the Tournament of the Strongest.”
Russian athletes competed under their own flag and anthem. The prize fund of the European Youth Championship was 500 thousand dollars. The boxers received $8,000 for victory, $4,000 for second place, and $2,000 for third place.