Azerbaijan Judo Championship continues

The republic judo championship continues among the men and the women. In the tournament, held at Baku Sport Palace, more than 400 athletes (from about 50 team squads) fight for the title of winner.

On the first day of the championship, the women compete in all weight categories, but the men compete in 2 weight categories.

"Neftchi” Sports Club’s judokas are taking a huge success at the national championship. So that, from women athletes Leyla Aliyeva (48 kg), Sakina Zairova (52 kg), Khanim Huseynova (63 kg) and Valida Mirzazada (70 kg) have been Azerbaijan champion. Basti Safarova (57 kg), Gulsadaf Karimova (63 kg) and Nargiz Ibrahimova (70 kg) have gained silver medal, Shafag Mammadova (48 kg), Sevda Valiyeva (52 kg), Gulshan Nazarova, Ilaha Ahlimanova (both 57 kg) and Afag Sultanova (63 kg) has won silver medal.

In the tournament among the men, club’s judokas have occupied all steps of the podium, in 66 kg weight category. Telman Aliyev has been awarded gold, Rashad Rufullayev has been awarded silver medal; Emil Hasanov and Ilkin Babazada have been awarded bronze medal. And Murad Heydarli has become the 3rd in 60 kg weight category.

Note that, the championship will be completed today.