The IV Islamic Solidarity Games ended. More than 3,000 athletes from 54 countries competed for 269 sets of medals over 10 days of competition across 21 different sports. In general, athletes from 40 countries won 1600 medals at the Islamiada. According to statistics, the number of countries participating in the Islamic Solidarity Games and the athletes reached a record high.
Azerbaijani sportsmen pleased our people with brilliant victories. So, Azerbaijan became the winner of the Islamiada with 162 medals (75 gold, 50 silver, 37 bronze). And Turkey grabbed 195 medals, including 71 gold, 67 silver and 57 bronze medals and became the first for number of the medals.
Encouraging that, 45 of gained medals belong to the athletes of the "Neftchi Sports Club” ( 26 gold, 12 silver and 7 bronze). Orkhan Safarov, Nijat Shikhalizada, Hidayat Heydarov, Mammadali Mehdiyev, Elkhan Mammadov, Erdenebat Bazarragcha (judo), Elchin Talibov, Ramil Gasimov, Afag Sultanova (Para-Judo), Ruslan Lunev (shooting, 5 gold medals), Aykhan Tagizada, Ramin Azizov (both taekwondo), Elvin Mursaliyev, Islam Abbasov (both Greco-Roman wrestling), Mahir Amiraslanov, Haji Aliyev (both freestyle wrestling), Nazim Babayev (athletics), Elchin Muradov, Samir Nabiyev (2 gold medals), Elmir Dzhabrailov and Olokhan Musayev (Para-Athletics) won gold medals. Rustam Orujov, Elmar Gasimov, Nazakat Azizova, Khanim Huseynova, Irina Kindzerska (judo), Bayram Mustafayev, Kenan Abdullakhanli, Sevda Valiyeva (Para-Judo), Sabira Aliyeva (women's wrestling), Elchin Muradov, Kamil Aliyev (Para-Athletics) Orhan Khanlarov (Zurkhaneh)won silver; Rasul Chunayev (Greco-Roman wrestling), Orhan Khanlarov (Zurkhaneh), Natig Talibov, Rovshan Safarov, Ilham Zakiyev (Para-Judo), Olokhan Musayev and Oleg Panyutin (Para-Athletics) won silver medals.
In addition, the men's judo team won a gold medal of the Islamiada and most judokas of this team was set up by the club.
Of course, fans and supporters have played a major role in achieving these successes. The head of the administration of the "Neftchi Sports Club” Public Union Mr. Sadig Sadigov and the staff have watched the races live in different arenas, supported our athletes and encouraged them to victory.