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Friday, 16 January 2015 21:35

3 gold, 7 silver and 10 bronze medals from the memorial tournament / PHOTO

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he 18th international cadet freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling tournament dedicated to the memory of the 20th January martyr Mushvig Isayev has started at the “Sarhadchi” Sports Olympic Center. Besides Azerbaijani wrestlers, sportsmen from Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan also competed at the tournament.          

First of all, the participants of the international tournament and representatives of the sports society visited the Alley of Honors and commemorated the national leader, Heydar Aliyev. They placed flower bouquets on the grave of the great politician, the architect and builder of the independent Azerbaijani state.

Afterwards the participants of the tournament and representatives of the sports society visited the Alley of Martyrs and commemorated the Heroes who sacrificed their lives for the independence and sovereignty of their motherland, Azerbaijan. The sportsmen placed flowers on the graves of the martyrs, including MushvigIsayev.

The solemn opening ceremony of the tournament was held soon after this. The Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Ismail Ismailov noted that sports developed rapidly in Azerbaijan. He also said that different fields of sports were developing rapidly in the country thanks to the attention and care of the head of state, president of the National Olympic Committee IlhamAliyev. The speaker also noted that our sportsmen were to face a serious challenge this year. Our sportsmen, as well as our wrestlers, are preparing seriously towards the first European Games to be held in Baku.

The Vice President of Azerbaijan Wrestling Federation, Olympic champion Namik Abdullayev highly evaluated the significance of the tournament and wished luck to all the participants of the tournament.

153 freestyle wrestlers competed on the first day of the tournament. The top three sportsmen in their weight classes were awarded with diplomas, medals and money prizes.

The Azerbaijani wrestlers won 3 gold, 7 silver and 10 bronze medals on the first day of the tournament.

42 kg
FINAL – Asgar Mammadaliyev – Shahin Mukhtarov
Bronze medal match – Akbar Kurbanov (Kazakhstan) – Gia Ugrelidze (Georgia)
Bronze medal match – Ramiz Hasanov – Asif Maharramov

46 kg
FINAL – Rakhat Kaljan (Kazakhstan) – Rustam Jurayev (Uzbekistan)
Bronze medal match –Royal Aghamaliyev – Intigam Velizadeh
Bronze medal match –Hussein Nazari (Iran) – Javid Javadzadeh

50 kg
FINAL – Aliabbas Rzazadeh – Dadgar Mohsen (Iran)
Bronze medal match –Ulvi Hajizadeh – Zaur Gagloev (Russia)
Bronze medal match –Shahin Alifzadeh – Bayram Ismailov

54 kg
FINAL – Kanan Shahbazov – Vano Godelashvili (Georgia)
Bronze medal match –Elmar Ibrahimov – Kanan Aghamaliyev
Bronze medal match –Elton Shahbazov – Giorgi Adleiba (Russia)

58 kg
FINAL – Fazil Hasanov – Fizuli Husseinov
Bronze medal match –Farid Jafarov – Goga Mamiauri (Georgia)
Bronze medal match –Daud Ibragimov (Russia) – Ahmedhan Gelishanov (Russia)

63 kg
FINAL – Gurban Gurbanov – Orkhan Abbasov
Bronze medal match –Tornike Kvinikadzeh (Georgia) – Nasib Osmanov
Bronze medal match –Armin Babayi (Iran) – Magomed Surkhoev (Russia)

69 kg
FINAL – Ismail Abdullayev – IverikoJulakidze (Georgia)
Bronze medal match – Jamal Mammadov – Khalid Alizadeh
Bronze medal match – Aslan Kurtoglu (Russia) – MamukaNaniyev (Russia)

76 kg
FINAL – Ravil Babazadeh – Demuri Megeneishvili (Georgia)
Bronze medal match – Giorgi Bregvadze (Georgia) – Hamed Manafian (Iran)
Bronze medal match –Abdulmuslim Mammadov – Emin Najafzadeh

85 kg
FINAL – Abofazi Gilpoor (Iran) – Aslanbek Gvarmaniya (Russia)
Bronze medal match –Khusanboy Rakhimov (Uzbekistan) – Ibrahim Barkinkhoev (Russia)
Bronze medal match –Navai Bakirov – Rahid Hamidli

100 kg
FINAL – Amir Reza Fatahi (Iran) – Khasaboy Rakhimov (Uzbekistan)
Bronze medal match –Zuriko Urtashvili (Georgia) – Adilet Botabek (Kazakhstan)
Bronze medal match –Ali Aminov – Aslan Kokoev (Russia)



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