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Azerbaijani freestyle wrestlers crowned European champions

4 July 2023 16:10 (UTC+04:00)
Azerbaijani freestyle wrestlers crowned European champions
Laman Ismayilova
Laman Ismayilova
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Azerbaijani freestyle wrestlers have won six medals at U20 European Championships held in Spain.

Ruslan Abdullayev (57 kg) and Jeyhun Allahverdiyev (61 kg) crowned the European champions, Azernews reports.

Yusif Dursunov (125 kg) captured silver, while Javidan Ahmadov (70 kg), Sadiq Mustafazade (79 kg) and Zafar Aliyev (97 kg) grabbed bronze medals.

Thus, Azerbaijani team topped the team ranking at the U20 European Championships.

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 Turkiye.

The national team also won five medals at the Grand Prix Moscow held in Russia. The national team won one gold, two silver, and two bronze medals in the tournament

In 2022, Azerbaijani wrestler Osman Nurmagomedov (92 kg) was crowned the World Champion in Belgrade.

Nurmagomedov became the World Champion after defeating the Russian wrestler in the final.

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