On February 13, a press conference on the topic "Dneprjanin became a bronze medalist at the European Judo Cup"
The event was attended by:
- Bronze medalist of the 2018 European Judo Cup by Oleg Verediba;
- Judo-80 coach Yuri Pierog.
Yuri Pirog reports that 16-year-old judo player Oleg Verediba won bronze at the European Cup in Italy. On February 10, the first Cadet European Judo Cup was held in the Italian city of Follonica.
The competition was collected by 539 athletes from 44 countries. At the European Cup Ukraine was represented by two participants: Odessitka Anastasia Balaban fought in the weight - 44 kg, and took 5th place. Dnieper Oleg Verediba performed at 55 kg and brought home a bronze medal.
At competitions he held 6 meetings, won - at 5.
The youngster won over the Italian, the representative of Ecuador, the Hungarians and in the bronze fight over the Italian.
In the second round of the competition he lost to the Russian, and as a result he had a third place.
“At the European Cup, our athlete showed a very worthy fight.
In the future, this result gives him a chance to perform at the Summer Youth Olympic Games, which will be held in Argentina.
Only two representatives, a guy and a girl, will go there from Ukraine. We believe that Oleg Verediba is the candidate # 1 from Ukraine, but for this place it is necessary to pass 2 European Cups and European Championships ”. Our trip would not have taken place had it not been for the help and support of the International Solidarity Fund of Alexander Petrovsky. In this case, it is very important to participate in all stages of the World Cup - said Yuri Pirog.
Oleg Verediba shared his impressions of the competition.
“I really liked the country and the trip itself. I'm glad I won the medal. It was very difficult, but I showed a good result. From these competitions I have understood some of my mistakes, and in the future I plan to correct them. You need to be confident in yourself and use more rigid tactics. I really want to get to the Youth Olympics, ”he said.