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Azerbaijani wrestlers in Top 10 of World Rankings

10 February 2017 17:54 (UTC+04:00)
Azerbaijani wrestlers in Top 10 of World Rankings

The United World Wrestling has released its latest rankings for Greco-Roman event, where seven Azerbaijani wrestlers are in Top 10 in their categories, Azertac reported.

Rasul Chunayev (66kg) and Hasan Aliyev (71kg) ranked third in their categories.

Another national wrester Sabah Shariati is fourth in the 130kg class. Rovshan Bayramov (59kg), Elvin Mursaliyev (75kg), Rafig Huseynov (80kg) and Islam Abbasov (85kg) are also in Top 10.

Becoming a member of the national team in 2006, Chunayev brought many victories to the sports history of the country.

In 2008, the wrestler became European Champion. He won gold at the first European Games held in Baku this summer and became the first athlete to win gold while on active duty in the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.

He also won gold in a single breath at the 2015 World Wrestling Championship in Las Vegas.

Hasan Aliyev is an Azerbaijani World and European champion Greco-Roman wrestler. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's Greco-Roman 60 kg division.

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