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6 Medals for Ulster in Russia

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By Bernard O’Neill – IABA Press Officer

The Ulster High Performance side will be bringing home two gold, three silver and one bronze from the Rostov Youth tournament in Russia.

Edgar Vuskans and Anthony Johnston both won their finals yesterday against Russian opposition to finish on top of the 60kg and 69kg podiums.

But Liam Glennon, Barry McReynolds and Kane Tucker, also competing against Russian opponents, had to settle for silver on an afternoon of contrasting fortunes for the team 126 miles northeast of Moscow.

Ulster High Performance coach Peter Brady and team manager Stephen Friel hailed the performances of their six-strong squad at the tournament.

“Great performances by all, and very close in the silver matches, could have went either way,” said Brady.

The squad are due to arrive home at approximately 4pm (Irish time) today

Rostov Youth Tournament Russia

September 8th
Preliminaries & S/Finals
49kg Liam Glennon (St Joseph’s) beat Ruslan Samosvat (Russia) 3-0
56kg Barry McReynolds (Holy Trinity) beat Sahil Muhamad Amir (Russia) 3-0
60kg Edgar Vuskans (Glengormely) beat Vladimir Dobrosotski (Russia) 3-0
69kg Anthony Johnston (Gleann) beat Bagdaylet Bolatbai (Kazakhstan) 3-0
75kg Kane Tucker (Holy Trinity) beat Aleksei Chernikov (Russia) TKO2

September 9th
81kg Thomas Maughan (Cavan) lost to Dmitry Makim (Russia) 0-3

September 11th
49kg Liam Glennon (St Joseph’s) lost to Bogdan Shishkin (Russia) 0-3
56kg Barry McReynolds (Holy Trinity) lost to Eduard Savin(Russia) 0-3
60kg Edgar Vuskans (Glengormely) beat Victor Sukonchenko (Russia) 3-0
69kg Anthony Johnston (Gleann) beat Arsenii Smirnov (Russia) 3-0
75kg Kane Tucker (Holy Trinity) lost to Alexsandr Sheshynov (Russia) 0-3

Joe O'Neill

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