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Three Azerbaijani wrestlers win silvers at European Championship - UPDATE - PHOTOS

13 April 2010 [22:32] - TODAY.AZ
Azerbaijani wrestler Jabrayil Hasanov reached the semifinal, defeating Macedonian Vladimir Jotisan in the quarterfinal single match.

Sharif Sharifov reached the final of the European Championship by defeating his French rival with score 6:0.

Jabrayil Hasanov reached the final by defeating his Polish rival with score 2:0 and 4:0.

Sharif Sharifov became the third athlete in Azerbaijan who reached the final by defeating Romanian wrestler within 24 seconds.


Mahmud Magomedov performing in the weight category of 55 kg in the first meeting wrestled with the German wrestler. Marcel Ewald didn't stand a chance against Magomedov.

Magomedov completed two rounds with a score of 2:0 and passed to the next stage.

Azerbaijani wrestler Jabrayil Hasanov wrestled with the British wrestler James Roberts in 1/8 final in the weight category of 66 kg. Our wrestler won with a score of 5:0 in the first round. Hasanov by winning ahead of time - 6:0 passed to the next stage in the second round.

Hasanov will wrestle with Vladimir Jotisan (Macedonia) and Saba Bolaji (Germany).

Sharif Sharifov's rival in the weight category of 84 kg is Deian Bogdanov. Our wrestler won with a score of 5:1 in the first round. Sharifov passed to the 1/4 finals by winning with a score of 5:0 in the second round. In the quarterfinal he will meet with Said Ahmad Mahmudovich (France) and Peter Uesenberger (Germany).

Ali Isayev, who serves in the weight category of 120 kg, failed to defend title of the European champion. Our team's heavyweight lost in the first meeting with Belarusian wrestler Alexei Shemarov.

But Isayev preserved the chances for medals. If Alexei reaches the final, then Isayev will perform on the carpet in the consolation meeting.

Mahmud Magomedov, who performs in the weight category of 55 kg, won Macedonian wrestler Alexander Chirtoadjoy in the quarterfinal and passed to the European Championship semifinal.


The European Championships in Greco-Roman wrestling, freestyle wrestling and women's wrestling opened today in Baku.

Primarily the freestyle wrestling will be held between the wrestlers in the Championships with participation of about 450 athletes from 37 countries.

Today the wrestlers in the weight categories 55, 66, 84 and 120 kg will perform on the carpet. Azerbaijani wrestlers Mahmud Mahammadov, Jabrayil Hasanov, Sharif Sharifov and Ali Isayev will compete for medals in these weight categories.


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