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Tuesday, 17 February 2015 09:42

Greco-Roman Wrestling World Cup about to start / TEAM

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The Senior Greco-Roman Wrestling World Cup will be held in Teheran, capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on 19-20 February, 2015. Besides Azerbaijan, the teams from Iran, Sweden, Germany, Russia, Hungary, Turkey and Armenia will also compete in the tournament.

According to the draw, Azerbaijani wrestlers will compete against the teams from Iran, Sweden and Germany in the subgroup A. The wrestlers from Russia, Hungary, Turkey and Armenia will essay their powers in the subgroup B.

Our team members, who are to compete in the World Cup, are already in Teheran. The team includes 12 wrestlers headed by Head Coach Jamshid Kheyrabadi, Senior Coach Nuraddin Rajabov and Coach AkifAliyev. Our country will be represented by Rovshan Bayramov, Elman Mukhtarov (both 59 kg), Hasan Aliyev, Kamran Mammadov (both 66 kg), Rasul Chunayev, Rustam Aliyev (both 71 kg), Elvin Mursaliyev (75 kg), Rafig Husseinov (80 kg), Islam Abbasov, Shahriyar Mammadov (both 85 kg), Orkhan Nuriyev (98 kg) and Sabah Shariati (130 kg).

According to the program of the tournament, the teams will compete in their subgroups on 19 February. Then the group leaders will wrestle in the final and the group seconds will fight for the 3rd place.

International referee Intigam Aliyev will represent our country as a judge at the tournament.

We would like to remind our readers that our Greco-Roman wrestlers had opened a new page in our wrestling history by ranking 3rd in last year’s World Cup.

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