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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 21:38

CEC-2014: our national freestyle wrestling team came in second in team ranking / PHOTO

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The Cadet European Wrestling Championship continues in Samokov, Bulgaria.

The freestyle wrestling matches have finished today. The members of the Azerbaijani freestyle wrestling team overall won 4 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals and ranked second in team ranking with 75 points. Russia won the first place with 88 points and Armenia came in third with 58.

The champions were Afgan Khashalov (50 kg), Teymur Mammadov (63 kg), Shamil Sadullayev (85 kg) and Igbal Hajizadeh (100 kg). Elvin Namazov (46 kg) won a silver medal. And the bronze medalists were Ravil Babazadeh (69 kg) and Hajimurad Mohammedsaidov (76 kg).

Our national team managed to win 3 licenses out of the possible 5 to the Second Youth Olympics to be held in Nanjing. Our freestyle wrestlers who won licenses in 46, 63 and 100 kg weight classes will be represented in 2 weight categories in Nanjing.

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National Olympic Committee
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Fédération Internationale
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