The Republican Championship among men, women and masters has started in the Baku Sports Palace. 497 athletes from 55 teams have competed in the tournament, which will last until December 28.
Representatives of the "Neftchi Sports Club" have won 14 medals (2 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze) demonstrating great persistence on the first day of the championship.
Leyla Aliyeva (48 kg) and Buyankhishig Purevsuren (52 kg) have become champions of the championship in the women's judo competitions. Aisha Gurbanli (48 kg), Bazarragchaa Erdenebat (52 kg), Basti Safarova (63 kg), Rugiya Ozerdem (70 kg) and Nigar Jafarova (+78 kg) have been awarded silver medals. Guz Shahnaz (48 kg), Shafag Mammadova (52 kg), Gulshen Nazarova (52 kg), Ichinkhorloo Munkhtsedev (57 kg), Fidan Huseynova (63 kg) and Valida Mirzazade (70 kg) have taken the third places.
Judoka Imran Sultanov, who competed in men's 66kg weight category, has also won the championship's bronze medal.