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Azerbaijan's karate fighters to vie for medals at Beijing Games

23 August 2010 [11:32] - TODAY.AZ
Azerbaijani karate fighters will compete in the Sportaccord Martial Art and Combat Sports Games to take place in Beijing from late August.
Azerbaijan's hopes will be pinned on 3-time world and 7-time European champion Rafael Aghayev and European champion Niyazi Aliyev.

The competition will showcase 13 Martial Arts and Combat sports, both Olympic and non-Olympic.

Each sport will have top athletes competing in the 2010 SportAccord Combat Games.

These athletes will go through the qualification system set up by their respective International Federation. It is expected that the world best martial arts and combat sports athletes will qualify for the Combat Games. Both male and female athletes will take part.

For those sports requiring weigh-in, different weight categories will be included.


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