According to szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, the Hungarian armwrestling national team won two gold, five silver and eight bronze medals at the European Armwerstling and Para-Armwrestling Championships in Bucharest. This is a great success concerning that we’ll be organising next year’s World Championships.
Seniors won four medals for Hungary: Brigitta Ivánfi finished in second place in the 70 kg category with both left and right hands. It the same category Caroline Thommen won a bronze medal with right hand. In the men’s category of 85 kg Péter Kovács finished in the third place with left hand.
Besides them, Hungarians won medals in the junior, masters and para-armwrestling categories. The two gold medals were won by the visually impaired Miklós Budai, who defeated his opponents with both left and right hands.
Moreover, the president of the Hungarian Armwrestling Federation, Attila Csabai was re-elected as the vice-president of the European Armwrestling Federation. “I am satisfied, our participation was successful. Besides this, we had important negotiations regarding the organisation of the Budapest World Championships” said Attila Csabai.
The results of the European Armwrestling Championships 2016:
Seniors: Brigitta Ivánfi 70 kg, Left and Right 2nd place; Caroline Thommen 70 kg, Right 3rd place; Péter Kovács 85 kg, Right 3rd place
Juniors: Henrietta Barzsó U21 -60 kg, Left 3rd place; Adél Polyák U18 +70 kg, Right 2nd place and Left 3rd place; Vivien Kulcs U18 -60 kg, Left 3rd place
Masters: György Szász +100 kg, Right 2nd place; Zsuzsanna Ahmed +80 kg, Right 3rd place
Para-sportsmen: Miklós Budai 70 kg, Left and Right 1st place; Dániel Simon 80 kg, Left 2nd place and Right 3rd place; Imre Hernyák +100 kg, Right 3rd place
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