By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijan’s Greco-Roman wrestler Azad Aliyev (66kg) has claimed a bronze medal at an international tournament in Kazakhstan.
National squad included Eldaniz Azizli, Azad Aliyev and Rovshan Taghiyev, Azertac reported.
The wrestlers competed under the supervision of the coach Turadj Huseynli
Wrestling remains the most popular sport in the county and is overseen by the National Wrestling Federation, which was established in 1993.
The Rio Games opened a new page in wrestling for Azerbaijan. The country became one of only two nations ever to increase the number of medals achieved in five consecutive Games.
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