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Russia’s Yana Kostenko wins women’s under 60kg sambo gold at European Games in Baku

June 22, 2015, 19:54 UTC+3 BAKU
The first European Games are held in Baku on June 12 through 28, with athletes competing for the total of 253 sets of medals in 20 sports
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Yana Kostenko (left)

Yana Kostenko (left)

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BAKU, June 22. /TASS/. Russia’s Yana Kostenko has won the women’s under 60kg sambo gold at the first European Games in Azerbaijan’s capital of Baku.

Kostenko defeated Kalina Stefanova of Bulgaria in the final on Monday.

As of now, the Russian national team has 82 medals — 43 gold, 23 silver and 16 bronze medals. Russia’s closest rival, the host nation, Azerbaijan, has 14 gold medals.

The first European Games are held in Baku on June 12 through 28, with athletes competing for the total of 253 sets of medals in 20 sports.

Competitions in 11 sports — archery, athletics, boxing, beach volleyball, wrestling, cycling, shooting, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo and triathlon — are also the qualifiers for athletes to reserve places in their national teams for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro.

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