By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijani fighters will contest medals at the 2017 World Cadet Taekwondo Championships to be held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, on August 24-29.
The taekwondo fighters will vie for honors against contenders from 69 other countries, including Korea, France, Spain, Iran, Turkey, the United States, China, Chinese Taipei and others.
Azerbaijan men’s team includes Nihad Alizadeh (33 kg), Riyad Shiraliyev (37 kg), Ismayil Ismayilov (41 kg), Yashar Mammadli (45 kg), Nihad Abbasov (49 kg) and Parviz Iskenderov (53 kg) Azertac reported.
The national female team consists of Aydan Aliyeva (44 kg), Aylin Eynullayeva (47 kg) and Ilaha Guluzade (59 kg).
The Azerbaijani fighters will take part in the World Championship under the leadership of head coach Sabuhi Zulfugarov and senior coach Sanan Hashimov.
International referee Elshad Mammadov will represent Azerbaijan as a judge.
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