Sweden, Norway, and Finland Medal at IMMAF European Open

The 2017 IMMAF European Open Championship took place last week in Bulgaria, and just like previous championships the vikings arrived in numbers to compete for the medals. A total of 18 different medals were won by our Nordic amateur fighters with Sweden in the top bringing home an impressive 13, the most of any country in the tournament.

Holm Wins Again (Photo by IMMAF)

Familiar faces such as former IMMAF medalists Cornelia Holm and Irman Smajic won gold again. Anton Turkalj and Fannie Redman also took to the big stage by winning gold. All four of the champions were from Sweden. See the full list of medalists by country below.

SWEDEN – 4 Gold, 4 Silver, 5 Bronze

Redman Wins Gold (Photo by IMMAF)


Women’s Strawweight (-115lbs):

Gold: Fannie Redman
Silver: Anna Astvik

Women’s Flyweight (-125lbs):
Bronze: Anja Saxmark

Women’s Bantamweight (-135lbs):
Gold: Cornelia Holm
Bronze: EvaMy Persson

Men’s Featherweight (-145lbs):
Bronze: Hoger Salih

Men’s Lightweight (-155lbs):
Silver: Tobias Harila

Men’s Welterweight (-170lbs):
Silver: Oskar Biller
Bronze: Axel Karlssoon

Men’s Middleweight (-185lbs):
Silver: Khaled Laallam
Bronze: Heytham Rabhi

Turkalj Wins Gold (Photo from IMMAF)

Men’s Light Heavyweight (-205lbs):
Gold: Anton Turkalj

Men’s Super Heavyweight (+265lbs):
Gold: Irman Smajic

FINLAND (2 Silver, 2 Bronze)

Hyytiäinen Wins Silver (Photo from IMMAF)

Women’s Flyweight (-125lbs):
Silver: Anette Osterberg

Men’s Featherweight (-145lbs):
Bronze: Eemil Kurhela

Women’s Lightweight (-155lbs):
Silver: Sanna Hyytiäinen

Men’s Super Heavyweight (+265lbs):
Bronze: Matias Antilla

NORWAY (1 Bronze)

Berisha Wins Bronze ((Photo from IMMAF)

Men’s Heavyweight (-265lbs)
Bronze: Berat Berisha