Azerbaijan wins first gold at London Olympics

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Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 11 / corr. Trend A. Askerov /

A member of the Azerbaijani Olympic team, Togrul Askerov, participating in men's 60 kg freestyle wrestling, has today become the first of the London Olympics, defeated in the final Russian Besik Kuduhov in the stubborn fight and thus winning the gold for our team.

Earlier Togrul Askerov successfully performed in the eighth finals. He defeated Tim Schleicher and went to the quarterfinals of the Olympics.

In the quarter finals Togrul Askerov also defeated his rival from Japan and went to the semifinals.

Then, the Azerbaijani wrestler defeated his rival Scott Coleman and passed the final of Olympics.

Till this moment Azerbaijan had 2 silver and 5 bronze medals.

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