By Rashid Shirinov
Seven Azerbaijani sportsmen will join competitions on the 11th day of the Olympic Games in Rio.
Azerbaijani boxers Yana Alekseevna (women, -60 kg) and Elvin Mamishzada (men, -52 kg) will begin the participation in the Games.
Another boxer Kamran Shahsuvarly (75 kg) will fight for progressing to the semi-finals.
Athlete Nazim Babayev will perform in triple jump, while Inna Osypenko-Radomska will join canoe contest (women’s canoe 200 m, sprint)
Also Greco-Roman wrestlers Saman Tahmasebi (-85 kg) and Sabah Shariati (-130 kg) will begin their participation today.
Azerbaijani squad is represented in Rio Olympics by 56 athletes who compete in 18 sports in both Summer Olympic Games and Summer Paralympic Games. 36 of them will participate in the Olympic Games for their first time.
Compared to previous years, this year Azerbaijan participates in four new sports, including triathlon, archery, cycling and canoe slalom.
National Olympic team of Azerbaijan includes six freestyle wrestlers, eight Greco-Roman wrestlers, 11 boxers, six judokas, five rowers, four athletes, four taekwondo fighters, three gymnasts, three cyclists, two swimmers and one athlete per each in fencing, triathlon, archery and shooting.
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