Baku, Azerbaijan, June 17
By Anvar Mammadov - Trend:
Azerbaijani taekwondo fighter Aykhan Taghizade (up to 68 kg) has reached the quarterfinals of the competition among men as part of Baku's first European Games.
Taghizade defeated his Slovenian opponent Jure Pantar in 1/8 finals with a score of 11: 3.
Taghizade will compete with Spanish Joel Gonzalez Bonilla in the quarterfinals.
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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