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U-23 EC-2015: Eldaniz Azizli wins bronze medal / PHOTO-VIDEO

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The European U-23 Wrestling Championship continues in the Polish city of Walbrzych. Sportsmen, aged 19-23, can take part in the European U-23 Championship, which is held for the first time.

The Greco-Roman wrestlers in 59, 71, 80 and 98 kg weight classes joined the competition on the fifth day of the championship.

In 59 kg category Eldaniz Azizli easily won against his rivals from Belarus and Hungary, but then lost to the Moldovan wrestler in the intensive semifinal bout. Our wrestler had to fight for the bronze medal. Scoring a confident victory against the Serbian wrestler, Eldaniz Azizli became the owner of the bronze medal at European U-23 Championship.

59 kg
1/8 final – Eldaniz Azizli – Beliak Yahor (BLR) 8:0
1/4 final – Knipli Csongor (HUN) – Eldaniz Azizli 0:9
1/2 final – Eldaniz Azizli – Viktor Ciobanu (MDA) 2:6
Bronze medal match – Tamas Nadj (SRB) – Eldaniz Azizli 1:6

71 kg
1/16 final – Michal Kosla (POL) – Jeyhun Aliyev 4:7
1/8 final – Jeyhun Aliyev – Aleksey Kiyankin (RUS) 0:4

80 kg
1/8 final – Julius Matuzevichus (LTU) – Tural Dashdemirov 3:2

98 kg
1/4 final – Orkhan Nuriyev – Peter Ohler (GER) 3:3*

We would like to remind our readers that our national team won 7 medals on the first four days of the championship. So far we have 2 silver (Mohammedhaji Khatiyev, 86 kg, and Nurmohammed Hajiyev, 97 kg) and 2 bronze medals (Mohammed Muslumov, 65 kg, and Ali Magomedabirov, 125 kg) from freestylers and 1 gold (Alyona Kolesnik, 55 kg) and 2 bronze medals (Solmaz Hashimzadeh, 53 kg, and Elmira Gambarova, 63 kg) from our women wrestlers.

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