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Pearce Lands First Major Medal in Montreux

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Feyi Pearce won a bronze medal today (Thursday) at the 2016 European Championships in Montreux, Switzerland.

London-born Pearce battled through three rounds, notably beating 3 x European Champion Levent Tuncat of Germany, before making it to the -58kg Semi-Final.

The nineteen-year-old then faced Israel’s Ron Atias, who recently earned himself a spot at this Summer’s Olympic Games in Rio.

The match began with Atias staking his claim and landing the first all-important point, before going onto win 4-2 and secure himself a place in the -58kg Final where he lost to Portugal’s Rui Braganca.

On winning his first medal, Pearce said: “I definitely feel like I’ve improved, so overall today has gone well.”


“However, I still have many things to work on, today wasn’t the result that I actually wanted so forward and upwards from here.

“Like I said at the German Open – that was a stepping stone and this is another one until I get my gold!”

On facing Olympian Tuncat, he said: “My second match against Tuncat was an exciting fight, it really pushed me and he’s a great player so I’m definitely proud of that fight.”

Earlier Hassan Haider missed out to Azerbaijan’s Majid Sofiyev on golden point during his first round match 0-1.



Feyi Pearce

Round 1: Beat Shalva Shubitidze (RUS) 4-3

Round 2: Beat Levent Tuncat (GER) 18-15

Quarter Final: Beat Eryk Rodzik (POL) 22-9

Semi-Final: Lost to Ron Atias (ISR) 2-4



Hassan Haider

Round 1: Lost to Majid Sofiyev (AZE) 0-1 Golden Point

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