8 days of competition have come to an end at the European Championships 2022. The finals exceeded all expectations. With 12 World Games spots on the line and all contests going the distance, showcasing the quality of the competition.
Men’s World Games Division Winners:
Vladyslav Mykytas (UKR) dominates Rui B. (POR)
Aik Begian (RUS) dominates Linus Bylander (SWE)
Dzimitry Varats (BLR) wins against Erdem taha Dincer (TUR)
Ilia Balanov (RUS) dominates Oleksandr Yefimenko (UKR)
Enis Yunusoglu (TUR) dominates Daniil Chashin (RUS)
Lukasz Radosz (POL) dominates Toni Catipovic (CRO)
Female World Games Division Winners:
Erivan Barut (TUR) dominates Anastasiia Kulinich (UKR)
Daria Ganzvind (RUS) dominates Rebecca Hodl (AUT)
Victoria Kuvikina (RUS) dominates Kubra Aktas (TUR)
Patricia Axling (SWE) wins Maria Klimova (RUS)
Kubra Kocakus (TUR) wins Darya Bialkova (BLR)
Nora Cornolle (FRA) wins Valeria Albul (RUS)
Russia was the overall best team followed by Turkey, Belarus, Ukraine, France and Sweden. The Scandinavian teams also rose to new heights with Sweden, Denmark and Norway gracing the podium.
2023 host of the European Games, Poland, showed their ambitions to make their homeland proud by winning gold in the 81Kg division and also directly qualifying for The World Games.
There are certainly many multi-sport games to look forward to in the near future and we can’t wait to see these athletes on center stage at The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama!
Special thanks once again to the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) of Thailand for their generous support in ensuring the traditional music was played live throughout the entire European Championships. Through their sponsorship to bring a Pi Muay band for all three rings, Istanbul came alive with the authentic sounds of the traditional martial art of muaythai.