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Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:48

Greco-Roman wrestlers winning Olympic licenses return home / PHOTO-VIDEO

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The members of our Greco-Roman wrestling team, who already concluded their matches at the Cadet European Wrestling Championship in Samokov, Bulgaria, have returned home.

Our wrestlers were met by fans, mass media representatives and officials from Azerbaijan Wrestling Federation at HeydarAliyev international airport.

Our Greco-Roman wrestlers competed on the last two days of the championship and won 2 gold and 1 bronze medals. Our wrestlers, who reached the final round in 50 and 69 kg weight classes, also secured 2 licenses to Nanjing.

The senior coach of the national team Nuraddin Rajabov shared his impressions with the media representatives:

“We had trained hard for the championship. Our main goal was to win licenses for the 2nd Youth Olympics. And we managed to achieve our goal. The management of the federation has created all the necessary conditions for us to train. As we all know, the Greco-Roman wrestling matches in the European Championships are more intense. Thus, we tried to live up to the hopes and expectations by bringing home Olympic licenses. There are the World Championship and the Olympics ahead. We will also try to make our people happy by winning gold medals there as well.”

The Nanjing license and gold medal owners Jabbar Najofov and Islambek Dadov said that they were very happy to have become the European Champions and have received licenses to the Olympics. They have promised to try to repeat the same result at the Olympics as well.

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