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Azerbaijani judoka wins silver at European Youth Olympic Festival

27 July 2017 [15:19] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews


By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijani female judo fighter Vusala Karimova has claimed a silver medal at the 2017 Summer European Youth Olympic Festival held in Gyor, Hungary.

She secured the medal in the 40kg weight class.

In the final, judo fighter defeated Belgian athlete Jente Verstray, Azertac reported.

The  European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) is a biennial multi-sport event for youth athletes from the 50 member countries of the association of European Olympic Committees. The festival has a summer edition, held for the first time in Brussels in 1991, and a winter edition, which began two years later in Aosta.

Judo is one of the most developed kinds of sport in Azerbaijan, where the National Judo Federation was established in 1972.

The Azerbaijani judo fighter, silver medalist of Rio-2016 Summer Olympic Games, Rustam Orujov was named the best in Azerbaijan's male team. Moreover, he is the strongest in the world in his weight class of 73kg, as well as among all weight classes.

The Azerbaijani judokas also showed good performance at the Rio-2016, bringing home two silver medals.

Next year the country's capital Baku will host the World Judo Championships 2018 among adults.

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