Azerbaijani female wrestlers in Top 5 of World Rankings

7 April 2017 18:24 (UTC+04:00)

By Laman Ismayilova

The United World Wrestling has released its latest rankings of women wrestlers.

Azerbaijani wrestlers are in Top 5 in their categories, Azertac reported.

Mariya Stadnik (48kg) and Natalya Sinishin (53kg) rank second and fourth respectively.

Stadnik is a world and European champion in freestyle wrestling. Furthermore, Stadnik competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics and won a bronze and a silver, respectively.

Natalya Shinishin is a two-time bronze medalist at the World Championships, and three-time at the European Championships. In 2016, she won European Wrestling Championships for Azerbaijan.

Wrestling remains the most popular sport in the county and is overseen by the National Wrestling Federation, which was established in 1993.

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