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Azerbaijani wrestlers to compete in Ukraine

01 March 2017 [16:09] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijani freestyle and female wrestlers will compete in the 21st outstanding Ukrainian wrestlers and coaches memorial.

The tournament will take place in Kiev on March 3-4, reported.

Azerbaijan's medal hopes will be pinned on nine male and ten female freestyle wrestlers.

Among referees, the country will be represented by Vagif Zeynalli.

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.

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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