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Tuesday, 16 December 2014 13:30

Azerbaijan Wrestling Federation announced The Bests of the year / PHOTO

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Azerbaijan Wrestling Federation has held an event dedicated to the results of 2014. Besides AWF officials, members of the national teams, sportsmen and coaches, the participants of the event also included the Vice President of the National Olympic Committee KhazarIsayev, Head of the Baku City Youth and Sports Head Department RagifAbbasov, as well as media representatives.

The Secretary General of Azerbaijan Wrestling Federation AjdarJafarov spoke at the event and said that our wrestlers successfully finished the year of 2014.

“If we are to look at the achievements of our wrestlers during the year, we will be able to see an obvious quality increase in the medals. Last year our wrestlers had brought home 92 hold medals, whereas the number of golds increased to 102 this year. We have serious challenges ahead, such as the 1st European Games and the licensing World Championship before the Olympic Games. The heads of the Federation have created all the conditions for our wrestlers to train. We will try our best for our teams to worthily represent our country and raise our flag high at these important tournaments.”

Afterwards they announced the winners in the “Best Sportsman of the Year”, “Best Coach of the Year” and “Best Referee of the Year” nominations according to the accomplishments of the year.

Best sportsman of the year

Freestyle wrestling – Haji Aliyev (Senior World and European Champion)

Greco-Roman wrestling – Islam Abbasov (Junior World and European Champion)

Female wrestling – Sabira Aliyeva (Junior World Champion)

Best Coach of the Year

Freestyle wrestling – Asgarkhan Novruzov (head coach of the national junior team)

Greco-Roman wrestling – Shaban Donat (head coach of the national junior team)

Best Referee of the Year

International referee – Sadi Guliyev (2nd Youth Olympic Games)

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