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Greco-Roman wrestler reaches final of U17 European Championships

25 June 2024 11:23 (UTC+04:00)
Greco-Roman wrestler reaches final of U17 European Championships
Laman Ismayilova
Laman Ismayilova
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Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestler Amrah Amrahov has reached the final of the U17 European Championships held in Novi Sad, Serbia, Azernews reports.

The wrestler defeated Swedish athlete Santosh Tharmalingam. Amrah Amrahov will lock horns with Russian Nikolai Kristov in the 48kg final.

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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Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @lmntypewriterrr

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