TBILISI, March 21 (Xinhua) -- Ukraine, the overall runners-up at last year's European Wrestling Championships, grabbed Thursday one gold, one silver and one bronze to climb up the medal table to right behind overall leaders Russia after three days of contest at this year's wrestling Europeans.
Alina Stadnik-Makhynia beat Ilana Kratysh of Isreal to win the women's 67-kilogram wrestling for Ukraine. Women's wrestling falls into three sections of two minutes each but it took Alina Stadnik- Makhynia one minute and 34 seconds to win the final bout.
Russia on Thursday kept its momentum by taking in one gold and one bronze as Aniuar Geduev won the men's 74-kilogram freestyle by defeating Hungary's Gabor Hatos.
Sweden and Turkey also touched gold on Thursday as Swede Sofia Magdalena Mattsson won the women's 55-kilogram wrestling by beating Greece's Maria Prevolaraki and Turkey's Taha Akgul won the men's 120-kilogram freestyle as he beat Ukraine's Alen Zasieiev.
European wrestling powerhouse Russia now leads the medal table with three gold, one silver and four bronze, followed by Ukraine with two gold, one silver and four bronze.
Turkey and Belarus are temporarily third and fourth with four and three medals respectively.
Some 500 men and women wrestlers from 47 European countries are competing in the ongoing European championships which have 21 gold medals at stake. Competition concludes on Sunday.