Makhachkala, March 19, 2014. Daghestan sportsman Rustam Zabolotnyi won a bronze medal at the European Judo Cup was held in Antalya, Turkey on 16 - 18 March, the coach athlete Gamzat Gadzhiev says.
In total, about 400 wrestlers in the age group 15 to 17 years from 16 European countries participated in the competitions. In the first bout in the weight category up to 50 kg, Rustam Zabolotnyi gained a victory over Ugurkan Zehir . In the second preliminary bout, the graduate of Kizilyurt Children and Youth Sports School defeated his rival, a silver medalist of the III Eurasian Games, Kazakh Omar Zhanbolatov.
Having defeated Azerbaijani sportsman Mehdi Asghari in the small finals, the Russian judoka became the bronze medalist of the tournament.