Obviously, the highlight of the program of the European Championship-2017 will be weight categories of 85 kg and 90 kg. What will the light-heavyweight athletes show us? ()
Senior Men 85 kg
The current champion on the left hand: Sasho Andreev (Bulgaria)
The current champion on the right hand: Sasho Andreev (Bulgaria)
The current absolute champion of Europe Sasho Andreev in this season is likely to fight in weight to 90 kg, so the titles of champion will be vacant. There are enough strong and talented sportsmen in this category, but there are obvious favorites, both left and right, and it will be extremely hard for them to protect their gold. On the left hand such a favorite is Oleg Zhokh from Ukraine. In whatever category Oleg has pulled in the past few years, he always takes the gold medal, probably, this time it will be same. On the right hand, Hadzhimurat Zoloev from Russia is also the clear favorite. Khadzhimurat took gold at international competitions in all categories in which he participated. This year in the national championship he was eliminated in the category of 85 kg, in this category we have not Khadzhimurat yet seen at the European championships, but in whatever weight he did not perform, he will always be a favorite. It is worth noting the newcomer of this category, the current champion in the category of up to 80 kg Oguzhan Kocak, which shows very serious progress every year.