On the third day of the European Taekwondo Championships in Sofia, Croatian representatives Matea Jelić and Bruna Vuletić became European champions, so before the final day of the European Championship, Croatia led the team with three European champions.
Marjan member Matea Jelić from Split defeated Czech Stolbova by 25:4 in the eighth final, and in the eighth-finals and the second game, she defeated Hungary by 26:6. Furedi.
The semi-finals of this category (weighing up to 67 kg) provided two true Taekwondo classics, holders of four titles, and Matea fought against French female athlete Magda Wiet Henin. In the Golden Festival drama, Jerick celebrated and advanced to the final with a score of 8:8 in the regular three rounds in order to defeat Lauren Williams, one of the best players in the world, in the final, and Score of 13: 10.
Bruna Vuletić also won the brightest medal, winning the second senior medal at the age of only 22. The bronze medalist of the last World Championships celebrated with the strong and uncomfortable Lithuanian Tvaronaviciute in the eighth final. The result was 5:1. In the process of vying for the medal, she was invited by the Iranian Kimia Alizadeh, the bronze medalist of the Rio Olympic Games from the world runner. The woman from Muju and bronze at the Chelyabinsk World Championships became the first Iranian woman to win the World Women’s Medal. Like many other Iranian athletes, Kimia fled to Europe and was granted the right to perform under the banner of refugees. Nevertheless, the Marjan members from Split had a perfect fight, following every instruction from coach Veljko Laura, winning by 10:0.
In the semifinals, Bruna surpassed Prokudina of Russia with a score of 14:2 and advanced to the final of the European Championship. In the final, in an uncertain battle, she defeated Marija Štetić, who played for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team, 14:10. Bruna Vuletić missed the complete preparations of the Makarska national team due to the coronavirus that contracted only ten days ago.
The obvious Olympic candidate Toni Kanaet won the first round of the 80kg class with a 40:0 Estonian Strom (Estonian Strom), which kicked off the competition brilliantly. . In the 16 rounds, he also played well against Nicholas Corten from Belgium and won 19:10. He entered the gold medal battle with a total score of 67:10. It is a pity that the draw for the quarter-finals is for the best Russians, the incredible Kramkov, the world and European champions, ahead of The Olympic and World rankings in this category do not exceed 80 kg. In the quarter-finals against the Russians, Canaet played high, losing 9:14, and almost missed the final round lead in the last few seconds. The latter was at 14:14. Equalized and entered the golden spot.
Marko Golubić from Dubrava participated in the European Championships in excellent form. He has already proved in the first game that he can go very far and even win a medal. He defeated the Armenian Roman Hajrapetov with a score of 27:1. In the eighth final, he beat the Russian Klivchenko 31:16. In the end, he returned empty-handed and won a medal. To the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Husić) 40:55. In the final round, Marko was only one point behind at a certain point and seemed to reverse the fight, but then he received an awkward blow to the head, and he did not recover until the end of the fight.
On the last day, Doris Pole, Iva Radoš, Ivan Šapina and Ivan Vrgoč appeared on the tatami.