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Thursday, 02 April 2015 15:01

The team to leave for Freestyle Wrestling World Cup announced / PHOTO

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The freestyle wrestling World Cup tournament will start in Los Angeles, the United States of America, on 11 April. The tournament will last two days. The members of the national team to leave for the competition have been announced.

Besides Azerbaijan, sportsmen from Russia, Cuba, the USA, Mongolia, Iran, Belarus and Turkey will also participate in the championship. Our national team continues preparations at the Olympic Wrestling Center and has held an open practice for the press. The 1st Vice President of Azerbaijan Wrestling Federation, United World Wrestling Bureau Member Namik Aliyev, general secretary of the federation Ajdar Jafarov and Vice President of freestyle wrestling Magomed Aliomarov also watched the practice.

After the training session the 1st Vice President Namik Aliyev announced the names of the freestyle wrestlers who are going to represent our country at the World Cup tournament. The team, which will leave for LA under Head Coach Saypulla Absaidov and Senior Coach Firdovsi Umudov, includes Yashar Aliyev, Jalal Suleymanov (both 57 kg), Haji Aliyev (61 kg), Toghrul Asgarov, Mohammed Muslumov (both 65 kg), Ruslan Dibirhajiyev (70 kg), Murad Suleymanov, Jabrayil Hasanov (both 74 kg), Alexander Gostiyev (86 kg), Sharif Sharifov (97 kg) and Jamaladdin Mohammedov (125 kg).

We would like to note that our freestyle wrestling national team will compete in group “B” against the teams from Iran, Belarus and Turkey.

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