In Abu Dabi, capital of United Arab Emirates, youth judo world championship continues. In the competitions there are 555 athletes (336 boys, 219 girls) from 82 countries are fighting for the title winner.
Our team consists of youth attending world championship with 12 judokas (10 boys, 2 girls).
"Neftchi” Sports Club’s athlete representing our country, Hidayat Heydarov (66 kg) only lost one match in world championship and owned a bronze medal. In this path, he won against Palestinian, Costa Rica, Austria and Dauch representatives reaching to the semi final. In this stage against Japanese athlete Masaya Asari was unsuccessful and had to fight for bronze medal. Fighting for the 3rd rank, Heydarov won against Colombian Juan Teleyoy and achieved the world championship’s bronze medal.
Other judaists of the club Natig Gurbanli (55 kg) and Hussein Rahimli (73 kg) ranked 5th, Davood Mammadov (60kg) finished at 7th place.
Currently, Azerbaijan team of boy athletes, overall by passing few powerfull countries are in the 8thplace, overall of whole team is 16 in ranking.