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Tuesday, 02 August 2016 12:43

Our wrestling national team left for Rio-de-Janeiro / PHOTO

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Seeing off ceremony of Azerbaijani sportsmen and delegation to be attended at XXXI Summer Olympic Games in Rio-de-Janeiro to Brazil was held.

At seeing off ceremony taking place in Heydar Aliyev International Airport was attended representatives of sport society of our country, media and sport fans.

Members of our Greco-roman and freestyle national teams were among delegation setting off to Brazil. Our wrestlers in Rio-de-Janeiro city to be hosted Olympic Games will attend at the education-training camp together with the national teams of Cuba.

From 14 wrestlers to be representative our country on the Olympiad 6 sportsmen will defend sport honour of our country in freestyle, 5 in Greco-roman and 3 in female wrestling competitions.    

Our Greco-roman wrestlers joining competitions on 14-16 of August will take part at the competitions under the supervision of the head coach Djamshid Kheyrabadi, senior coach Nuratdin Radjabov and coach Akif Aliyev. Sport honour of our country at the Olympic Games will defend Rovshan Bayramov (59 kg), Rasul Chunayev (66 kg), Elvin Mursaliyev (75 kg), Saman Tahmasibi (85 kg) and Sabah Shariati (130 kg).

Under the supervision of the head coach Saypulla Absaidov and senior coach Firdovsi Umudov on the freestyle competitions will perform Gadji Aliyev (57 kg), Togrul Asgarov (65 kg), Djabrayil Hasanov (74 kg), Sharif Sharifov (86 kg), Khetaq Gazyumov (97 kg) and Jamalatdin Magomedov (125 kg). Competitions will be held on 19-21 of August.

Moreover in referees board our country will be represented by Olympic category referee Hidjran Sharifov.

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