Toghrul Asgarov: Happy to be back with a medal

24 August 2016 10:44 (UTC+04:00)

By  Trend

Azerbaijani freestyle wrestler Toghrul Asgarov, who captured a silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics, said he was glad to return home with a medal.

"I am glad to come back with a silver medal, but I could've won gold," said Asgarov, who lost in the finals to Russia's Soslan Ramonov.

In 2012 Summer Olympics, Asgarov won Olympic wrestling gold medal in men's 60-kilogram freestyle, beating Besik Kudukhov of Russia.

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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