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National taekwondo fighter captures bronze medal

22 August 2023 16:12 (UTC+04:00)
National taekwondo fighter captures bronze medal

Azerbaijani taekwondo fighter Abulfaz Abuzarli has captured a bronze medal at the 2023 World Para Taekwondo Open Challenge held in Chuncheon, South Korea.

Abuzarli secured the medal in the men's 80kg weight class, Azernews reports.

In total, Azerbaijani team won 5 medals, including two gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the European Para Championships.

Taekwondo is one of the most popular sports in Azerbaijan. The National Taekwondo Federation has trained many prominent athletes since its founding in 1992.

In 2018, Radik Isayev (80 kg) was crowned European Champion for the second time in his career.

Another national taekwondo fighter Milad Beigi Harchegani (80 kg) became the world taekwondo champion in 2019.

Moreover, the Azerbaijani taekwondo team won five medals at the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games.

The taekwondo fighters won one gold, two silver, and two bronze in Konya, Turkiye.

The medals came from Farida Azizova (gold medal), Javad Aghayev, Minaya Akbarova (silver medals), Hashim Mahammadov, and Patimat Abakarova (bronze).

In total, Azerbaijani sportsmen captured 99 medals at the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games including 29 gold, 36 silver, and 34 bronze.

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