Azerbaijan gains first victory in beach volleyball at Baku 2015
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 16
By Anvar Mammadov- Trend:
Azerbaijani athletes Yuliya Karimova and Raquel Ferreira gained the first victory in beach volleyball in women's group H at the First European Games in Baku.
They defeated Polish athletes, 2:0. (set results: 21:18; 21:18).
In another women's group H, the Czech Republic gained a victory over Ukraine, 2:0.
Currently, in women's group A, other Azerbaijani athletes Vivian Cunha and Zinaida Lyubimova are competing with the athletes from Denmark. In the first set, Azerbaijani athletes gained a victory over the Danish, 21:14.
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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