January 28,  2012

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Serbia wins two quota places for the first time to make its first Olympic debut in London 2012



On the second day of the European Qualification Tournament featured with three weight categories - Women's under 57kg, Men's under 68kg and Men's over 80kg, eight countries won at least one quota places.

Women's under 57kg -  3rd place match

Serbia gained two quota places for the first time to make its first Olympic debut in London. Damir Fejzic defeat his Polish opponent, Michal Loniewski to win the gold medal in Men's under 68kg division. Dragana Gladovic beat Suvi Mikkonen of Finland and won the first place in Women's under 57kg division.  


The other seven countries - Italy, Turkey, Finland, Poland, France, Ukraine and Slovenia - won one quota place respectively.


Slovenia, Ukraine, and Poland won their first ticket to London today, while the other three, Italy, France and Turkey, secured two in total, respectively, as of today.


Bahri Tanrikulu of Turkey, who took the first place in Men's over 80kg division, is foreseen to compete in his 3rd consecutive Olympic Games in London. He won silver medal in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. 


Medal Winners 


Women -57kg


Men -68kg


Men +80kg



Dragana Gladovic, (Serbia)

Damir Fejzic (Serbia)

Bahri Tanrikulu (Turkey)


Suvi Mikkonen (Finland)

Michal Loniewski (Poland)

Carlo Molfetta (Italy)


Marlene Harnois, (France)

Hryhorii Husarov (Ukraine)

Ivan Frajkovic (Slovenia)


 Click here to see the full result of today's competition!



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