A graduate of the Zaporizhzhya National University, a famous Zaporizhzhya athlete Marina Chernyak (weight category up to 48 kg) won the bronze medal at the Budapest Grand Prix (Hungary) in judo.
In the first fight Marina won the Golden Score 2013 European Cadet Champion Leila Aliyeva from Azerbaijan.
After the defeat of the Spanish Julia Figueroa (bronze medalist of the recent European Games) Marina Chernyak had to qualify for the medal through the consolation matches.
In the end, Chernyak defeated Chinese Li Yanan and eve from the winner of 11 European Championships, two-time champion of the continent, and bronze winner of the Olympic Games Eva Chernovtsky (Hungary) becoming the winner of the tournament.
Interestingly, Marina Chernyak met with this athlete for the sixth time and this year the Ukrainian woman is winning for the second time. For the first time it happened in the Grand Prix finals in Tel Aviv in January.