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Monday, 12 May 2014 10:14

Our wrestlers to join the Olympics in full team

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The 2nd Youth Olympic Games will be held in Nanjing, People’s Republic of China, on 25-27 August, 2014.

In the Olympics the female cadets will wrestle in 46, 52, 60 and 70 kg weight classes, freestylers will compete in 46, 54, 63, 76 and 100 kg categories and Greco-Roman wrestlers will fight in 42, 50, 58, 69 and 85 kg weight classes. According to FILA rules each country can be represented by 5 wrestlers only (2 freestyle, 2 Greco-Roman and 1 female).

Our national team has won enough licenses during the European Championship that was held in Samokov, Bulgaria and Azerbaijan will send a full team (5 wrestlers) to the Olympics.

Thus, our freestylers won licenses in 46, 63 and 100 kg weight classes, Greco-Roman wrestlers in 50 and 69 kg categories and our girls brought home 2 licenses in 46 and 52 kg weight classes.

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Ministry of Youth and Sport
of Azerbaijan Republic

National Olympic Committee
of Azerbaijan Republic

Fédération Internationale
des Luttes Associées