(JULY 18) Home Nation Boxers took
pride of place as the 7th Edition of the European Union
Championships came to a close in Keszthely, on the shores of
Hungary’s Lake Balaton at the weekend.
This year, for the first time, the Women’s Elite, Youth and
Junior Championships were held at the same time at the Hotel
Helikon Conference Centre.
The Hungarian hosts, took some 19 medals in all among the three
categories with 6 Gold, 2 silver and 11 bronze remaining ‘at
home’ . A strong French squad ended with 5 Gold, 5 Bronze and 2
Bronze whilst Team Ireland finished in third position with 5
gold, 3 silver and 7 bronze.
In the Senior Championships, England bagged 3 Gold and 1 Bronze,
among them Olympic Gold Medallist Nicola Adams and World
Champion, Savannah Marshall. The Hungarians had a successful
week here too with (2 gold and 1 bronze), while Italy went home
with (2 Gold) thus ending the tournament in 3rd position among
the Seniors .Gold too for Lisa Whiteside at 54 kg. Adams
defeated Bulgaria’s Stoyka Petrova.
Youth: Hungary ‘ruled the roost’ also in the medal standing of
this category (4 Gold and 1 Bronze). Poland got the second place
(2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze) while the third one was taken by
Ireland (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 4 Bronze).
Junior: The French Junior Team finished strongly once again,this
time thanks to 3 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze whilst the Turkish
team returned to Ankara with (3 Gold, 1 Silver an 3 Bronze). The
Irish contingent were more than delighted with their 3 Gold and
Boxer of the Tournament : Katie
Taylor with Coaches Zuar Antia
and Pete Taylor at Dublin Airport.
Not for the first time, and
probably not for the last time, the Boxer of the Tournament
trophy went to Ireland’s 26 years old, Katie Taylor who struck
Gold for a record fifth time, her first E.U title being in
Liverpool in 2008.
Taylor secured her 15th straight title following a unanimous
decision over Estelle Mossely of France in the lightweight
class. The victory was Taylor’s 54th straight championship win
and the 138th victory of her career in 144 outings – a 95%
success rate – and her fifth successive EU 60kg gold.
The current AIBA World Female boxer of the year, has now won one
Olympic, four World, five European and five EU titles – all
in-a-row - since 2005.
Speaking after the presentation, Taylor said : “I’m delighted
with the win. It’s been a tough week here in Keszthely but it’s
great to be back in a tournament for the first time since the
Olympic Games, she said.
“It’s fantastic to be part of such a successful team. The Youths
and Juniors were just brilliant and I’m just proud to be part of
this incredible team,” said the AIBA Ambassador for women’s
“It’s unbelievable to come away with so many medals from this
tournament. The future of Irish women’s boxing is bright with
all these young girls coming through.
“They represented their country with pride and they gave it
absolutely everything to get amongst the medals. It’s been a
great week, but it was tough. The heat inside the venue was
unbelievable at times as there was no air conditioning.”
Here are the detailed results with grateful thanks to the
excellent Polish boxing website : http://amateur-boxing.strefa.pl/
2013-07-06 46kg Hazal Gokduz TUR Anika Scheuermann GER 3:0
2013-07-06 48kg Jacqui Lynch IRL Sara Domagała POL 3:0
2013-07-06 50kg Ebonie Jones ENG Alexandra Viglasi HUN 2:1
2013-07-06 52kg Santiana Meurant FRA Irma Testa ITA 3:0
2013-07-06 54kg Grainne Gavin IRL Mandy Berg GER 3:0
2013-07-06 57kg Amy Broadhurst IRL Elisa Bouchlaka FRA 3:0
2013-07-06 60kg Esra Yildiz TUR Chloe Bouveur FRA 2:1
2013-07-06 63kg Belinda Limuka FRA Ciara Sheedy IRL 3:0
2013-07-06 66kg Davina Michel FRA Larysa Sabiniarz POL 3:0
2013-07-06 70kg Chantelle Reid ENG Surmeneli Busenaz TUR 2:1
2013-07-06 75kg Ema Kozin SLO Patrycja Mrozińska POL 3:0
2013-07-06 80kg Canan Metin TUR Fanni Karacs HUN 2:1
2013-07-06 48kg Kristina O'Hara IRL Ayse Cagirir TUR 2:1
2013-07-06 51kg Nikolett Wurst HUN Maylis Gangloff FRA 2:1
2013-07-06 54kg Alicia Holzken HOL Vassilia Lkhadiri FRA 3:0
2013-07-06 57kg Paulina Jakubczyk POL Niamh Ball IRL 3:0
2013-07-06 60kg Melanie Bouveur FRA Nicol Lapel ITA 3:0
2013-07-06 64kg Nikolett Csosz HUN Monica Floridia ITA 3:0
2013-07-06 69kg Carlota Hansen GER Domiziana Giulianelli ITA 2:1
2013-07-06 75kg Elżbieta Wójcik POL Olivia Endale Maky GER 3:0
2013-07-06 81kg Petra Szatmari HUN Sara Rehana Ali GER 3:0
2013-07-06 +81kg Vivien Banicz HUN Gabriela Pawlicka POL 3:0
2013-07-06 48kg Valeria Calabrese ITA Sonia Gronroos FIN 3:0
2013-07-06 51kg Nicola Adams ENG Stoyka Petrova BUL 3:0
2013-07-06 54kg Lisa Whiteside ENG Alice Sramkova CZE 3:0
2013-07-06 57kg Marzia Davide ITA Ornella Wahner GER 2:1
2013-07-06 60kg Katie Taylor IRL Estelle Mosselly FRA 3:0
2013-07-06 64kg Bianka Nagy HUN Martina Schmoranzova CZE 2:1
2013-07-06 69kg Erika Guerrier FRA Marija Stojanovic SER 3:0
2013-07-06 75kg Savannah Marshall ENG Nouchka Fontijn HOL 3:0
2013-07-06 81kg Maria Kovacs HUN Sarah Scheurich GER 3:0
2013-07-06 +81kg Emine Bozduman TUR Lianne Murphy IRL 3:0