The European Judo Championship was finished held in Kazan, Russia. 394 athletes (229 men, 195 women) from 46 countries competed in the tournament, which is important to win a license for Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.
The member of the national team, the judoka of "Neftchi” Sports Club Rustam Orujov (73 kg) won one more medal for our country. In the first meeting he won the Lithuanian Kestutis Vitkauskas. Our representative defeated the athlete of Czech Republic Jakub JECMINEK by the same trick. Orujov won over the Slovenian Rok Draksic in the quarter-final and the Russian judoka Denis Iartcev in the semi-final and qualified for the final. In the decisive match, our sportsmen came face to face with the Georgian Lasha Shavdatuashvili and became the European champion.
Recall that, on the first day of the championship another representative of our club Orkhan Safarov (60 kg) lost only in the final and was awarded the silver medal.
Note that, Azerbaijani judokas won bronze medal in the team competitions, held in Kazan. Our judokas won the Latvian team with the score of 4:1. But the team was defeated by the next opponent Poland national team with the score of 2:3 and joined the consolatory matches. Our judokas won the Greece national team (3:2) here and encountered with the team of France in the fight for bronze medal. The athletes demonstrated great determination and professionalism and defeated the opponents with the score of 3:2 and won the bronze medal of the European Championship.
The head of administration of "Neftchi Sports Club” Public Union and vice-president of the International Judo Federation Sadig Sadigov has watched the live championship in Kazan and has congratulated the judokas on the occasion of the bright victory.