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Azerbaijan adds two bronze to its medal haul at World Championship

13 December 2016 [11:17] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews


By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijani wrestlers have claimed two medals at the World Championships held in Budapest, Hungary, Azertac reported.

Ahmadnabi Gvarzatilov (61kg) and Hasan Aliyev (71kg) won the bronze medals in the freestyle and Greco-Roman events respectively.

Russia topped the overall medal table of the Championships.

World championships in all 24 style and weight categories are held in non-Olympic years.

Wrestling remains the most popular sport in Azerbaijan 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.

Azerbaijan left Rio de Janeiro with a total of 18 medals, signifying the nation's most successful Olympic outcome in its independent history. Nine of these medals were distributed to the Azerbaijani team in wrestling, three in taekwondo for the first time, and two each in boxing, sprint canoeing, and judo.


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