#Zagreb14 Euro Youth Boxing Championships – Brief History of the Competition01 October 2014
The EUBC European Youth Boxing Championships 2014 is going to take place in Zagreb (Croatia) from the 17th to 26th october. The 24th edition of this tournament will be held inside the Dom Sportova Zagreb Hall and will be attended by the strongest Youth European Boxers coming from all over the Old continent.
The Inaugural Euro Youth Boxing Championships were held in Miskolc (Hungary) from 8th to 14th November 1970. 110 fighters from 20 European countries competed in 11 weight classes. Hungary dominated the competition, winning 5 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.
The second edition took place in Bucharest (Romania) from 3rd to 10th June 1972. 116 Boxers, representing 21 European Countries, fought in this competition. The Soviet Union got rid of the competitors thanks to 6 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.
The current Capital of Ukraine Kiev, then part of the USSR, was the ringside of the 3rd edition of the European Youth Championships, which took place from 1st to 9th June 1974. 120 Boxers, coming from 20 countries, attended the tournement. The Soviet Team (7 Gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medals) got on the first step of the medal standing Podium.
Izmir (Turkey) hosted the 4th edition of this competition, which was held from september 26th to october 3rd 1976. 130 boxers from 25 countries took part in the competition. The USSR Boxers were again the strongest, conquering 6 gold and 1 bronze medals.
The last edition of the 70’s had its ringside set in Dublin, where the Championships took place from 10th to 16th June 1978. 120 boxers (from 26 Euro Countries) got to the Irish Capital to compete for the medals. USSR was the best team in the medal table because the soviet boxers won 6 gold and 1 silver medals.
Rimini (placid italian city set in the adriatic coast) hosted the 6th edition of the Euro Youth Boxing Championships. This was the first one of the 80’s and took place from 21th to 28th May 1980. 130 fighters, representing 26 countries, landed in Italy for this tournament. USSR was got the first place in the medal standing thanks to 7 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.
Schwerin (East Germany) hosted the 1982 (7th) edition of the Youth Boxing Championships, which took place from 4th to 12th September.. 135 Boxers (25 countries) partecipated in the competition. The medal table was dominated again by the Soviet Athletes, who got 6 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals.
The 8th Euro Youth Boxing Champinships were held in Tampere (Finland) from May 27th to June 3rd 1984. 130 boxers, on behalf of 28 European Countries, fought for the continental medals. The Soviet Boxers got 4 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze medals, giving to USSR the first place of the medal Standing.
Copenhagen (Denmark) was chosen by European Boxing Confederation to host the 9th Edition of the Euro Youth Boxing Championships, which were held from 15th to 21th September 1986. 120 fighters from 28 countries took part in this tournament. The Soviet Union Boxers ruled over the rest of the participants, thanks to 7 gold 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.
Gdansk (Poland) hosted the 9th (and last of 80’s) edition of this Championships. The Competition period was scheduled in August (8-14) 1988. 136 boxers, representing 28 countries competed for the “polish” medals. As happened in the past editions, USSR Athletes were the winningest ones due to 8 gold and 2 silver medals.
The first Euro Youth Boxing Championships of the 90’s (July 15th-22th 1990) took place in Usti (Former Czechoslovakia – now part of the Czech Republic). 126 boxers, representing 28 countries, fought for the continental awards. The USSR – in its last partecipation as existing Nation – was the first team in the medal standing thanks to 7 gold and 3 silver medals.
The first post “Cold War” edition of this Championships was held in Edinburgh (Scotland) from 5th to 11th April 1992. 140 boxers, coming from 30 countries, took part in the tournament. The ISC (former USSR) boxers got up to the top spot of the podium thanks to 8 gold and 3 bronze medals.
Thessaloniki (Greece) was the ringside of the 13th edition of the European Youth Boxing Championships, which was held from September 27th to October 3th 1993. 140 boxer (29 countries) competed in this international contest. The russian team was the best one thanks to 7 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medals.
Siofok (Hungary) hosted the 14th edition of this competition from 20th to 25th June 1995. There were142 boxers, representing 32 countries, partecipating. Ukraine finished the tournament in the first place of the Medal Standing, thanks to 4 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals.
The 15th edition was held in Birmingham (England) from 1st to 8th June 1997. 144 boxers, coming from 30 countries, took part in it. The Russian boxers, winning 7 gold and 2 silver medals, put their country over the top.
Rijeka (Croatia) hosted the 16th edition of the Youth Boxing Championships. The competition period was scheduled from 10th to 20th September 1999. 145 boxers, representing 30 countries, reached the croatian country to compete in this tournament. 7 gold and 2 silver medals guaranteed to Russia the top spot of the medal Standing.
The New Millennium first edition of the Euro Youth Boxing Championships was held in the Capital City of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sarajevo, from 24th to 29th September 2001. 130 boxers, coming from 29 countries, competed for the medals. Russia got 7 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.
Warsaw (Poland) hosted the 2003 edition of Euro Youth Boxing Championships, which took place from 22nd to 30th August. 140 boxers, representing 30 countries, partecipated in this competition. Russia smashed all the competitors thanks to 7 gold, 3 silver and 1 Bronze Medals.
The 20th Edition was held in Sombor (Serbia) from 8th to 16th July 2007. 170 boxers, coming from 31 countries, took part in the competition. Thanks to 6 gold and 3 silver medals, Russia gained the first place in the Medal Standing.
In 2009 the European Youth Boxing Championships were organized in the city polish city of Szczecin and took place in August (15-22). 160 boxers, coming from 32 countries, The russian team was the best one thanks to 4 gold and 2 silver medals.
Dublin (Ireland) hosted the 2011 edition of Euro Youth Boxing Championships, which was held from 22nd to 28th August. 186 boxers, representing 34 countries, took part in the competition. Russia dominated again the medal table because its boxer got 5 gold and 4 silver medals.
The last edition of this tournament took place in Rotterdam (Netherlands) from 12th to 17th august 2013. 200 boxers, representing 32 countries, partecipated in this contest. Russia was the first team in the Medal Table of the EUBC European YOUTH Boxing Championships, held at Topsportcentrum in Rotterdam during the last week The Russian Team got 5 medals (3 gold, 1 silver and 1 Bronze), overcoming all the competitors. Ukraine was the runners up thanks to 2 Gold, 4 Silver and 1 Bronze medals. Azerbaijan got into the third step of the podium having won 2 gold, 1 silver medals.
PHOTOS OF THE LAST EURO YOUTH BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS EDITION ROttermad 2013 – PH Van Geesink