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Saturday, 21 December 2013 19:54

Winners in 4 weight categories on the first day of Azerbaijan Championship / PHOTO

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The Senior Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling Championship of Azerbaijan is held at “Sarhadchi” Sports Olympic Center.

The speakers at the solemn opening ceremony of the championship, the Vice President of the National Olympic Committee Khazar Isayev and Vice President of Azerbaijan Wrestling Federation Elchin Jafarov talked of the government care towards sports, especially wrestling, in the country. They spoke highly of President Ilham Aliyev’s activities in improving the training conditions for sportsmen and eliminating their household and family problems. The speakers spoke of the high achievements of our wrestlers at international tournaments and wished luck to all participants of Azerbaijan championship, which is held in fair sportsmanship.

Afterwards the Secretary General Ajdar Jafarov announced the tournament open on the behalf of AWF administration. The official part finished after the national anthem.

76 Greco-Roman wrestlers competed in 55, 60, 66 and 74 kg weight classes for the champion’s title on the first day of the tournament. The winners stand as following:

55 kg
1. Orkhan Ahmadov– Locomotive
2. Murad Bazarov –Neftchi SHC
3. Murad Mammadov – Sumgayit, Neftchi SHC
3. Eldaniz Azizli – Neftchi SHC

60 kg
1. Taleh Mammadov – Neftchi SHC
2. Elman Mukhtarov – Neftchi SHC
3. RovshanTaghiyev – Neftchi SHC
3. Elchin Aliyev – Sumgayit, Neftchi SHC

66 kg
1. HasanAliyev – Neftchi SHC
2. Azad Aliyev – Neftchi SHC
3. Javid Asadov – CSCA
3. Kamran Mammadov – SS MIA              

74 kg
1. Rustam Aliyev – SS MIA
2. Niyameddin Ibrahimov – Neftchi SHC
3. Hajimurad Baghmanov – Balaken, Neftchi SHC
3. Samran Nasibov – Gomruk

The top three wrestlers in each weight class will be awarded with diplomas, medals and money prizes by the AWF, invited to join the national team and provided with full uniform.

The Greco-Roman wrestlers will compete in 84, 96 and 120 kg classes and freestyle wrestlers in 55 and 60 kg categories on 22 December and freestyle wrestlers will fight for the medals in 66, 74, 84, 96 and 120 kg weight classes on 23 December.        
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