“I cordially congratulate our athletes, coaches and the Azerbaijani people on the glorious victory of our national team, who for the first time in history won 6 medals in Greco-Roman wrestling at the European Championship,” the head of state wrote on his official Twitter accounty.
Azerbaijan’s national team won record – 6 medals in Greco-Roman wrestling for the first time at the European Championship, held in Italy, Rome. Sanan Suleymanov (77kg) and Rafig Huseynov (82 kg) beating their rivals, became European champions. Eldaniz Azizli (55 kg), Murad Bazarov (60 kg), Ulvi Ganizade (72 kg) and Islam Abbasov (87 kg) took bronze medals. Thus, the Azerbaijani national team scoring 116 points with 2 golden and 4 bronze medals, ranked second in the medal table.
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