After two lost finals, Lucie Ignace found the way to victory and won a third European title. She dominated Ukraine’s Serogina scoring three seconds from the end (2-1).

By Ludovic Mauchien in Novi Sad (Serbia)


"Since Montpellier in 2016, I'm 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd but never in gold. It is done ! This is so cool ! I did not work for nothing. I did not have to take any risk with her (Serogina) because she is waiting for her opponent’s mistakes. The goal was not to do some or as few as possible. When I did something, it was to score or to wait for the last ten seconds of the fight. I am relieved, satisfied, happy and... tired. I'm really happy to leave Novi Sad with this gold medal. It's a lot of work and sacrifice. I have not seen much my family since January. I had the feeling to give more than I have received since my results were not necessarily the ones I expected. Now it's time to rest and to go on holidays. I need to recharge to be ready in September ».