The open championship of "Shaolin-Sanda" Sports Club has been held among young, teenagers and men, on the kind of sport "Shaolin” martial art. In the competition, organized in the sports hall of school no. 111, along with the club's athletes, 150 athletes have demonstrated ability in the composition of 25 teams from capital and different regions of country.
The main purpose of the competition was achieving propaganda, development and popularization of the kind of sport "Shaolin” martial art, increasing and improving the skills of the athletes in this kind, as well as, the involvement of the most powerful athletes to the national team."Neftchi” Sports Club’s representatives have also competed successfully at the championship. Rafat Asadov’s pupils have been able to get up to the podium 12 times. Among teenagers Nihad Guliyev (30 kg), Ziya Mammadov (34 kg), Nihad Zeynalov (60 kg) and Polad Mammadov (65 kg) have become the second place and Ramal Mammadli (47 kg) has become the third place. In the race of young athletes Rahib İbrahimov (35 kg), Miryaqub Ahadov (45 kg), Ismail Zeynalov (48 kg), Ali Mammadov (53 kg) and Alim Kazimov (65 kg) have won the gold medals of the competition. At the tournament organized among men, Anar Karimov (75 kg) has not recognized opponent and has risen to the highest step of the podium. And our other representative Orkhan Mammadli (80 kg) has been awarded the silver medal of the championship.