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U-23 Euro-2017: in the second day we gained 1 gold and 2 bronze medals / PHOTO-VIDEO

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U-23 European championships being held in Szombathely, Hungary is going on.

Our wrestlers completed first day gaining 1 gold and 1 bronze medal. Teymur Mammadov (65 kg) gained gold and Ismayil Abdullayev (74 kg) bronze medal.

In the second day of the championships competed freestyle wrestlers in 61, 70, 86 and 125 kg weighting categories. Our wrestlers completed day gaining 1 gold and 2 bronze medals.

Our representative in 61 kg Ali Rahimzade eliminated in a row rivals from Germany and Belarus. Loosing in semifinal bout passing in tense fight to Russia representative our wrestler got a right to bronze medal match. Beating Swiss athlete with high superiority Ali gained bronze medal of the competitions.

Competing in 70 kg weighting category Gadjimurad Omarov eliminated rivals from Georgia, Moldova and Belarus reached the final. Beating in the decisive bout Russian wrestler Gadjimurad became winner of the gold medal of Euro.

Defending sport honour of our country at the competition Kanan Aliyev (86 kg) beating rivals from Belarus and Italy lost in the semifinal passing in tense fight to Hungarian sportsman. In the evening session our sportsman took a mat for bronze medal match against Swiss representative. Prevailing over the rival Kanan Aliyev became bronze medalist of the European championships.

So national team completed freestyle wrestling competitions at U-23 European championships lasting two days gaining 2 gold and 3 bronze medals.

61 kg
Bronze medal bout -Randy Adrian Vock (SUI) - Ali Rahimzade 2:13
1/2 final - Ali Rahimzade - Gadjimurad Rashidov (RUS) 2:4
1/4 final - Huseyn Shakhbanov (BLR) - Ali Rahimzade 0:5
Round of 16
- Nico Antonio Zarcone (GER) - Ali Rahimzade 3:5

70 k
FINAL -Gadjimurad Omarov -Zaurbek Sidakov (RUS) 1*:1
1/2 final - Surkho Rashitkhanov (BLR) - Gadjimurad Omarov 0:5 (touche)
1/4 final - Toma Vascan (MDA) - Gadjimurad Omarov 0:10
Round of 16
- Mirza Skhulukia (GEO) - Gadjimurad Omarov 1:12

86 kg
Bronze medal match -Stefan Reichmuth (SUI) - Kanan Aliyev 1:2
1/2 final - Kanan Aliyev - Bendeguz Toth (HUN) 6:8
1/4 final - Aron Caneva (ITA) -Kanan Aliyev 0:8
Round of 16
Kanan Aliyev -Abdulla Omarov (BLR) 5:2

125 kg
Round of 16 - Umar Israilov - Danylo Kartaviy (UKR) 6:14

You can watch bouts live by clicking the following link.  

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