The U-23 Republic Championship ended held at the Sumgayit Olympic Sports Complex. 373 athletes from 49 teams (306 boys, 67 girls) participated in the competition for two days.
" Neftchi Sports Club” was represented by 52 judoists and won 11 medals (3 gold, 3 silver, and 5 bronze) in the overall standings.
Rufat Mammadov (73 kg), Azer Yagubov (90 kg) and Sakina Zairova (57 kg) won all the opponents and became champions of the championship. Ali Nuriyev (73 kg), Emil Huseynov (81 kg), Fidan Huseynova (63 kg) won silver and Balabay Agayev (60 kg), Naim Huseynov (81 kg), Aslan Mirzayev, Joshgun Abdullayev (both 90 kg) and Aytac Guluzada (48 kg) won bronze medals.