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1 Feb 2016

Belarusian judoka Dmitry Shershan wins European Sofia Open 2016

MINSK, 1 February (BelTA) – Belarusian judoka Dmitry Shershan has won the European Sofia Open 2016 in the weight category of under 66kg, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian beat Russia’s Abdula Abdulzhalilov in the final. Dmitry Minkov of Belarus claimed bronze defeating Georgian Beka Shavdatuashvili 2-1.

In the 90kg event Igor Zhukov lost to Ukraine’s Dmitry Berezhnyi in the final.

Belarus also won three bronze medals: Arif Bagirov (under 60kg), Alexander Vakhovyak (over 100kg), and Marina Slutskaya (over 78kg).

Belarusian judokas will next compete in the Belarusian Open Championships which are due in Mogilev on 2-4 February.

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