Baku, Azerbaijan, June 18
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Azerbaijani bronze medal winner in the men's 74 kg freestyle wrestling at the Baku 2015 European Games, Jabrayil Hasanov hopes to win gold medals in the future.
In an interview with Trend, Hasanov said he had hopes to reach finals and become a champion at the Baku 2015.
"But I will still win gold medals," he said.
Hasanov said he wanted to even the score with the Russian wrestler for a match they earlier had in the finals of the European Wrestling Championships.
"In the finals, I wanted to have a match with the Russian athlete, with whom I fought in the finals of the European Championships last year," said the athlete. "I wanted very much to even the score, but I was unlucky. I hope to have a better result in the future."
He also explained the reason for his defeat in the match with the Turkish wrestler.
Hasanov said he had three fights with the Turkish wrestler and won all of them.
"I met him three times and won those encounters. A month ago I defeated him for the world cup. But this time, a small mistake led to the defeat. I'll try not to make mistakes anymore," said Hasanov.
The athlete said he will be preparing for the world championship, adding that he wants to advance to the world championship and get a license for the Olympic Games.
On the first day of the men's freestyle wrestling events, Azerbaijan won two gold medals and one bronze medal. Togrul Asgarov (65 kg) and Khetag Gazyumov (97 kg) won the gold medals, while Jabrail Hasanov (74 kg) finished with a bronze medal.
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.