The 27-year-old made a bright start to the contest before her opponent received three warnings in quick succession for illegal moves, allowing Kostenko to see out the win.
Russia's Yana Kostenko holds off Kalina Stefanova for gold
By Sian Cowper, Reporter | 8y
Russia's Yana Kostenko survives a scrappy bout with Kalina Stefanova of Bulgaria to win sambo gold at the European Games.
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