Russia were a cut above the opposition in claiming eight of the 10 men’s cadet gold medals at the World Taekwondo President's Cup for Europe region in Antalya today.
Mohmad Taymaskhanov was among the country’s winners at the Maritim Hotel Convention Center, beating Ukraine’s Daniil Maydaniuk to the under-37 kilograms title.
There was also success for Egor Konchinov in the under-41kg category, Aleksandr Iavruian in the under-45kg, Kirill Korolev in the under-49kg, Vladislav Budin in the under-53kg, Kirill Kartavykh in the under-57kg, Dmitry Voroshilov in the under-61kg and Andrei Zagorulko in the under-65kg.
Iavruian, Voroshilov and Zagorulko sealed their triumphs in all-Russian matches against Sviatoslav Garbuz, Artur Sharafutdinov and Leonid Mantrov respectively, while Konchinov defeated Kazakhstan’s Amir Salikhanov and Korolev overcame Tunisia’s Youssef Mhadhbi.
Budin and Kartavykh beat Turkish opposition in the shape of Emre Sirakaya and Ersin Yilmaz.
Today's two other victors were Ukraine’s Maksym Manenkov in the under-33kg and Turkey’s Musab Aydin in the over-65kg.
Manenkov defeated Russia’s Magomedgadzhi Magomedov and Aydin overcame Kazakhstan’s Tursyn Islam.
Russia finished with 12 cadets gold medals overall with Turkey on six and Spain and Ukraine on one each.
Competition in Antalya is due to continue tomorrow when the women's juniors take centre stage.