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Rio-2016: our freestyle wrestling national team became first in team classification / PHOTO

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Wrestling competitions on XXXI Summer Olympic Games taking place in Rio-de-Janeiro have come to the end.

In the last three days of the competitions were determined winners on freestyle wrestling. Our freestyle national team under the supervision of the head coach Saypulla Absaidov and senior coach Firdosvi Umudov representing with the full strength gaining 2 silver and 3 bronze medals   wrote new page in the history of Olympiads. Runners up Togrul Asgarov (65 kg) and Khetag Gazyumov (97 kg), bronze medals gained Haji Aliyev (57 kg), Jabrayil Hasanov (74 kg) and Sharif Sharifov (86 kg).

We would like to note that according to the number of gaining medals our team left behind all teams. None of the teams represented with 6 sportsmen didn’t manage to gain 5 medals. So, in the level with Azerbaijan freestyle wrestling teams of Russia, Iran, Mongolia, Georgia, Turkey and USA competed with the full strength as well. While Turkey, Russia and Iran gained 3, and USA and Georgia 2 medals Mongolian freestyle wrestling team left Olympiad with no medals.

Team ranking composed by United World Wrestling on traditional manner our freestyle wrestling national got 1st place. Our team gaining 42 points located higher than Iran (35 points), USA (32 points) and Russia (31 points).

With this result our freestyle wrestlers delivered number of medals gaining at Olympiads to 11. Three of them are gold, 3 silver and 5 bronze standard.


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