The men’s team of Ukraine on judo won actually lost the match for bronze.
The men’s team of Ukraine on judo curiously won a bronze medal in the team competition at the European Championships, which ended in Warsaw.
Our team on the way to the semi-finals defeated Germany 3:2 and Hungary 4:1, but in the finals lost to Georgia 2:3.
In the end, our team was in the bronze final fight with the team of Azerbaijan. Our athletes have lost the first three fights and, in fact, lost.
But suddenly the fourth judoka of Azerbaijan Mammadali Mehdiyev went out on the Mat and raised his hand up, surrendering without a fight.
But under the new rules you can’t do this and the Azerbaijan team was disqualified, giving the victory to Ukraine – 5:0.
We will remind, on the first day of the European championship the gold medal was won by Georgy Zantaraya and 16-year-old Daria Beloded, and on the third day Svetlana Yaryomka won silver.