Azerbaijani badminton player defeats Maltese athlete

23 June 2015 11:06 (UTC+04:00)

Azerbaijani badminton player Kanan Rzayev, representing the country in the singles at the European Games, gained a victory over Maltese Samuel Cali.

Rzayev was stronger in both matches, by winning with a score of 21:16 and 21:12 respectively.

The Azerbaijani athlete lost to Israeli athlete Misha Zilberman in the first match.

Rzayev will compete with Italian athlete Rosario Maddaloni in another group match.

The European Games that kicked off in Baku June 12, will last till June 28. There is a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports.

More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe came to Baku to represent their nations over 17 days of competition. Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.

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