By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijan’s taekwondo fighters have claimed five medals at the 29th World Summer Universiade in Taipei City, Taiwan.
Magomed Mammadov (63kg) won bronze on the last day of the Universiade, Azerisport reported. He won three fights, but lost in the semifinals.
Taekwondo fighter Patimat Abakarova (53kg) lost in the first fight, while Payam Oughaz lost in the quarterfinals.
Earlier, Milag Beigi Harchegani (80 kg) won the gold, Ayhan Tagizade (68 kg) took the silver, while Said Guliyev (74 kg) and Radik Isaev (+87 kg) won the bronze.
Taipei welcomed more than 7,600 athletes from 131 nations competing in 275 events.
The Azerbaijani sportsmen competed in 4 different sports, including athletics, judo, taekwondo and weightlifting.
The country’s first gold was secured by judo fighter Zelim Kotsoyev in the men’s 100kg weight class. Judoka Firudin Dadashov grabbed a bronze in the men’s 90kg weight class.
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