Azerbaijan wins first gold medal at Baku 2015
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 13
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
The Azerbaijani karateka, Firdovsi Farzaliyev won on June 13 the gold medal in the kumite karate event in the weight category up to 60 kg.
It is the first gold medal of Azerbaijan at the Baku 2015.
In the finals, Farzaliyev defeated the representative of Italy, Luca Maresca.
The bronze medal in the same weight category was won by Emil Pavlov from Macedonia, who defeated Marko Antic from Serbia.
The European Games that kicked off in Baku June 12, will last till June 28.
There is a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations over 17 days of competition.
Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.
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