Defeating the Austrian national team with a score of 5-1 in the elimination round of 16, the Azerbaijani team faced the Japanese team in the quarterfinals, but lost with a score of 4-2.
The Azerbaijani team will hold a consolation match, where its rival will be the team of Norway.
The World Judo Championships are wrapping up in Baku.
The Azerbaijani national team consists of five women and six men - Sakina Zairova, Ichinkhorloo Munkhtsedev (57 kg), Aida Bakhishova, Gunel Hasanli (70 kg), Iryna Kindzerska (+70 kg), Hidayat Heydarov, Rustam Orujov (73 kg), Mammadali Mehdiyev, Tural Safguliyev (90 kg), Shahin Gahramanov and Ushangi Kokauri (+90 kg).
Athletes from 19 countries are taking part in the competitions. For the first time in Baku, judokas from South and North Korea represent a single team.
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