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National taekwondo fighters claim five medals in Doha [PHOTOS]

24 October 2023 17:37 (UTC+04:00)
National taekwondo fighters claim five medals in Doha [PHOTOS]
Laman Ismayilova
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Azerbaijani taekwondo fighters have claimed five medals at the Qatar International Taekwondo Open.G1 held in Doha.

The silver medal came from Javad Aghayev (74kg), while Sayyad Dadashov (54kg), Gashim Magomedov (58kg), Hamidreza Badrialiabadi (+87kg) and Samarrukh Osmanova (53kg) bagged bronze medals for Azerbaijan, Azernews reports.

A total of 12 taekwondo fighters represented Azerbaijan in Qatar.

The men's team included Sayyad Dadashov (54 kg), Gashim Magomedov (58 kg), Parviz Iskandarov (63 kg), Javad Agayev, Aliasgar Aliyev (both 74 kg), Eltaj Gafarov (80 kg) in Doha. kilograms), Hamidreza Badrialiabadi and Milad Beigi Harchegani (both +87 kg), led by head coach Mammad Abdullayev and senior coach Zahid Mammadov.

Headed by coach Sun Mi Park, the women's team consisted of Minaya Akbarova (49 kg), Samarrukh Osmanova, Saida Aliyeva (both 53 kg) and Fatima Majidova (67 kg).

Taekwondo is one of the most popular sports in Azerbaijan.

The National Taekwondo Federation has trained many prominent athletes since its foundation 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.

In 2021, Azerbaijani female taekwondo athlete Minaya Akbarova claimed a bronze medal at the European Taekwondo Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. She won the bronze medal in the 46 kg weight class.

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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