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Monday, 08 May 2017 10:36

Freestyle wrestlers runner up of the Europe returned home / PHOTO

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Freestyle wrestlers successfully performing at European championships (1 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medals) taking place in Novi Sad, Serbia returned home. Meeting ceremony of the national team was held in Heydar Aliyev international airport.

Georgiy Edisherashvili beating all rivals rose to the top of the victory stand. Murad Suleymanov, Aleksandr Gostiyev and Jamalatdin Magomedov loosing only in the final become runners up. Other member of our team Ruslan Dibirgadjiyev completed championships on the 3rd place.

At the meeting ceremony coaches of the national team and sportsmen answered journalists’ questions.

Firdovsi Umudov, head coach of the national team

”This win is the win of our country and entire Azerbaijan people. Freestyle wrestling national joined European championships with the second team. Despite this I stayed pleased with performance of our guys. They led a fight till the very end and gained successful result. Preparations were held on the high level. Medals gaining at Euro once again showed that we are on the right way. Islamic Solidarity Games are waiting for us ahead. Success of our sportsmen will be additional stimulus and motivation to wrestlers preparing to the Islamiada. We passed very good education-training camps. All conditions were created to us by federation governance. We will also try to make happy our people at this prestigious competition to be held in our country and come up with the expectations of our state”.
Arif Abdullayev, coach

“We went to the European championships with 8 wrestlers. Overall we gained 5 medals. We had tense education-training camps and it beared fruits. I express my gratitude to Ministry of Youth and Sport and Azerbaijan Wrestling Federation for created conditions. Islamic Solidarity Games are awaiting ahead. I wish best of luck to all our sportsmen at this prestigious competition”.
Georgiy Edisherashvili, European champion

“I’m very happy. My target was gold medal of Euro. Thanks to Lord that I managed to do this. I express my gratitude to all who made a contribution to this win and wrestling fans supporting us. It wasn’t easy but we passed good preparation. And it beared fruits”.

Murad Suleymanov, runner up

“Competitions was organized on high level. There were very strong rivals. I lost in the final to Turkish sportsmen and satisfied with silver medal. Overall we gained 5 medals. We had gold, silver and bronze. My teammates performed well as well. We will try to show success results at the next competitions”.

We would like to remind that in team competitions our freestyle wrestlers with 57 points became second. Russia with 62 points first, Turkey with 53 points gained third place.

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