Azerbaijani paralympic athlete wins gold in Poland

10 June 2021 13:49 (UTC+04:00)

By Laman Ismayilova

Another national paralympic athlete has won medal at 2021 World Para Athletics European Championships in Poland.

Elmir Jabrayilov, who joined the competition in the T13 category, claimed gold in the 400 m race in 49.88 seconds.

This the fourth medal of the national team at 2021 World Para Athletics European Championships. 

Said Najafzade, who joined the competition in the T12 category, claimed gold in high jumps, showing the result of 6.97 m.

Another athlete Hamid Heydarli ( F57 category) grabbed silver in javelin throwing. Togrul Humbatov (T11) finished third in long jumps, showing the result of 5.67 m.

Azerbaijan's national paralympic team has made great achievements over the past few years.

The country made its Paralympic Games debut at the 1996 Summer Paralympics in Atlanta, competing in track and field and power lifting. In the same year, the National Paralympic Committee of Azerbaijan was established.

Since 1996, national paralympians have taken part in many international competitions and six Paralympic Games.

They enriched the country's medal haul with multiple awards. Among them are seven Paralympic winners, including two Paralympic champions.

National para-athlete Heydar Hamidli recently won a gold medal at the Dubai 2021 World Para-Athletics Grand Prix in the United Arab Emirates.

Heydar Hamidli climbed to the highest step of the pedestal with a result of 43 meters 75 cm. The para-athlete achieved it in the F57 category in javelin throwing.

This year National Paralympic Committee turns 25. The novel "YenilmÉ™z" (Invincible) and the video of the same name were presented as part of the celebration.

The logo "YenilmÉ™z" (Invincible) was also presented as part of the event. The torch in the center of the logo represents ability and winning spirit. The flames are painted in the colors of the Azerbaijani flag.

There is also a symbol of the International Paralympic Committee "Spirit in motion". The heart-shaped logo also represents a lifestyle that reflects a successful and dynamic life.

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