Ordu Report12 October 2016
A SUPERB ORGANIZATION IN TURKEY!
The EUBC European Junior and Youth Women’s Championships hosted this year by Turkey saw closely contested bouts throughout the Championships period. This giant organization with the participation of nearly 200 athletes from 21 countries saw the Russian Federation and Turkey leave a mark in the overall medal count.
The event took place in the coastal city of Ordu in northern Turkey between 18-27 October and thanks to the hard work undertaken by EUBC, the LOC and the Turkish Boxing Federation the competition took place in a flawless manner.
Aside from many invitees, hundreds of spectators were on hand for the grand opening ceremony on 18 October. The first gong after the ceremony signaled the official commencement of the European Championships. The Supervisor was Viorel Sima from Romania.
The excellent hosting by Turkey was instrumental in not only in a highly efficient sporting event but also in its effect in integrating the sport of boxing. All participants were able to visit the historical and touristic sites of the city after bouts and training sessions.
The Durugöl Sports Complex located near the Black Sea coast of picturesque Ordu as the venue for the Championships saw the Russian Federation obtain first place in the junior and youth categories while the Turkish team came second in both categories of the Championships.
The first three countries in terms of the medal standings were as follows:
1. Russian Federation: 7 gold, 4 silver
2. Turkey: 3 gold, 2 silver, 6 bronze
3. England: 1 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze
1. Russian Federation: 4 gold, 5 silver
2. Turkey: 3 gold, 3 bronze
3. Ukraine: 3 silver, 3 bronze