Figures about EUBC European Junior Boxing Championships ended in Albena (Bulgaria)29 September 2017
At 21st edition of EUBC European Junior Boxing Championships, just ended in Albena (Bulgaria), there were 32 countries confirms the growing interest in the continent to this Jouth Tournament, always promoted and encouraged by EUBC President, Mr. Franco Falcinell.
In this edition, Russia has been confirmed as the nation’s most successful compared to competition with some young emerging.
Bulgaria, the host country, conquered podium with ten boxers: between eight boxers in the finals they won two golds with Sebahtin (46 kg) and Lyubenov (75 kg) who won the Croatian Veocic.
One gold to Ireland and England: Ireland with Callum (60 kg), athlete very accurate; England, in 63 kg, won with Oliphant who imposed his athletic energy to all opponents, including Russian Fedotkin and Azerbaijani Salimov.
Only two victories for Western Europe, Anglo-Saxon zone, against eleven for Eastern Europe. Nations such as Hungary and Poland off the podium, no boxer in the final for Turkey, Germany, Italy, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
France and Spain were not present at the championship.
These junior Championships were particularly important because represent the right step to Elite.
In this tournament there was a growth, almost general, of quality. Both in the semifinals and in the finals, many of winner are mature for passing qualification. The improvement is most evident among the Nations that have always been protagonists in these Championships history.
Head of medals standings is Russia with 123 golds, 49 silvers and 37 bronzes; follow Ukraine 44-43-53 and Azerbaijan 18-36-53; Turkey 8-14-31; Romania 8-9-27; Germany 7-11-22; Hungary 6-6-26; Italy 6-3-24; Ireland 5-10-21; Armenia 5-6-27; Belarus 4-12-29; Georgia 4-11-20; Lithuania 3-5-7; Latvia 2-4-9; Moldova 1-7-9. These are the first fifteen, follow other 19 Nations that have conquered at least a bronze.