National wrestlers devoted Rio wins to memory of martyrs

24 August 2016 10:30 (UTC+04:00)

By  Trend

Head coach of Azerbaijani freestyle wrestling team, Firdovsi Umudov said that all the victories of Azerbaijan at the Rio 2016 Olympics, the team devotes to memory of martyrs.

"By capturing five medals in six weight categories, we took the first place in team scores. I am very happy for our results, all our wrestlers were worthy of gold medals," Umudov said.

"In the future we will continue to do our best. All our victories we devote to the memory of martyrs, including those who died during the April clashes with Armenia," he said.

Azerbaijan, represented by 56 athletes at the Rio Olympics, captured 18 medals (1 gold, 7 silver and 10 bronze). The country was among the top 15 countries at the Olympics, which hosted a total of record 206 countries.
 
Azerbaijani athletes represented the country in 18 sports disciplines.

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