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Second team in the world Greco-roman national team returned home / PHOTO-VIDEO

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Today at the National Flag Square was held meeting ceremony of our national team gaining second place at Greco-roman wrestling WC competitions taking place in Abadan, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Wrestling lovers, media and federation representatives attend at the ceremony. After sharing winning joy coach and sportsmen answered journalists’ question.

The head coach of the national team Akif Aliyev:

“The task was attendance at this competition and win the final. Our sportsmen seriously attituded to the competition. We passed high level preparation. We were pretentious to win. In 2014 our team was 3rd and in 2015 become champion. We would like to repeat the previous achievement. We reached the final. But the in the decisive match we faced with biased refereeing and became 2nd”.

Rasul Chunayev:

"Our task was to win WC for the second time. Unfortunately due to biased refereeing we finished on the second place. I’m very happy that we are in the row of world leaders. On behalf of the team I express my gratitude to everybody who watched and supported us. European championship and IV Games of Islamic Solidarity awaiting us ahead. Being a team we will try with gaining wins at these competitions to make happy Azerbaijan people”.

Islam Abbasov:

"It was competition of the world strongest. First we beat strong team like Turkey. Following that we prevailed over Ukraine and Belarus as well. Even in the final despite the rival was Russia and they were represented with strongest wrestlers. Including my bout in two more matches we faced with obvious bias. So now we could a champion than runner up. In the final I met with the winner of Rio Olympiad and lost though I might win him. I’ll work to do on me and in the next bout I beat him”.

Rafig Huseynov:

"World Cup is the competition of the strongest. The joyful fact that we returned home with the medal. We are runner up. I thank each who made a contribute in getting of this achievement”.

For information we would like to note that at the analogous competition in 2015 our Greco-roman wrestlers were winners of World Cup.

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National Olympic Committee
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Fédération Internationale
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