Azerbaijani boxer is Olympic champion

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.27

By Ilkin Kazymov - Trend

Azerbaijani boxer Rufat Hasanov took first place in the II Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, confirmed the Azerbaijan Boxing Federation.

The report notes that Hasanov in the weight category of up to 49 kilograms defeated his opponent from Uzbekistan in the final and became the Olympic champion.

Mikayilov Suleiman, vice-president of the Azerbaijan Boxing Federation, and member of the Executive Committee of AIBA handed Hasanov a gold medal.

Azerbaijan was represented by three athletes in boxing.

Two Azerbaijani boxers, Salman Alizadeh and Elvin Isayev won silver medals at the I Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

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