Azerbaijani wrestler crowned World Champion [UPDATE]
By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijani wrestler Osman Nurmagomedov (92 kg) has crowned the World Champion in Belgrade. In the 1/8 finals, he defeated his Moldovan opponent and advanced to the quarterfinals.
Next, Osman Nurmagomedov gained a victory over a German athlete in the 1/4 finals, as well as an Iranian wrestler in the semifinals.
Nurmagomedov became the World Champion after defeating the Russian wrestler in the final.
Notably, Nurmagomedov has been crowned the champion of Azerbaijan in the weight category up to 86 kg in 2019.
He also won bronze medal at the 48th Yashar Dogu Memorial in Istanbul.
In 2021, Osman Nurmagomedov won the bronze medal at 2021 World Wrestling Championships in the weight category up to 92 kg.
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.
In 2020, Azerbaijani freestyle wrestlers finished third in the overall medal table of the Individual World Cup in Serbia.
National wrestlers won two medals, including silver and bronze. Russia topped the medal table followed by Turkey.
The national team also won five medals at Grand Prix Moscow held in Russia. The national team won one gold, two silver and two bronze medals in the tournament
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