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Azerbaijan`s Heydarov wins Junior World Judo Championships

20 October 2017 [14:39] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijan's Hidayat Heydarov has won a gold medal at Junior World Judo Championships in Zagreb, Croatia.

He secured the title in the men`s 73kg weight category. National judoka did not leave chances to his rivals from Japan, Italy, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Turkey.

National female judoka Nazaket Azizova won a bronze medal in the world championship. Azerbaijani  fighter defeated judokas from Morocco, Spain, Romania, Mongolia, but lost her Japanese opponent.

Natig Gurbanli (55 kg) and Keramat Huseynov (60 kg) won silver medals on the first day of the competition.

Azerbaijan's national team is represented by 15 judo fighters.

The Junior World Judo Championships to last until October 21, brought together 590  judokas from 83 countries. 


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