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Radik Isayev tops taekwondo Olympic ranking

07 December 2016 [14:31] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews


By Laman Ismayilova

The gold medalist of the Rio Games, Radik Isayev (+80kg) has topped updated Olympic ranking of the World Taekwondo Federation with 486.2 points.

Isayev ranks 2nd in the world ranking with 320.59 points, Azertac reported.

Radik Isaev has punched his way into the history books as he became the first Azerbaijani to win an Olympic taekwondo gold at the Rio Games 2016.

He secured the gold medal thanks to a victory over Nigerien Abdoulrazak Issoufou Alfaga in the final.

The Olympic champion told that he was very proud when the anthem of Azerbaijan sounded.

“It is indescribable feelings. To test them, it is necessary to pass all stages and to ascend to the podium. I did not think of gold medal. I thought that it is necessary to return with medal. But has reached the final and has won gold medal".

The taekwondo fighter also won the gold medal at the 2014 European Championships Men's 87 kg and bronze in 2013 World Championships.

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