Baku, Azerbaijan, June 22
Azerbaijani athlete Kanan Gasimov, competing in men's -90 kg sambo event advanced to the semifinals at the First European Games in Baku June 22.
In the quarterfinals, Gasimov gained a victory over Ivan Vasylchuk (Ukraine), 2:1.
In the semifinals, Kanan Gasimov will compete with Russia's Alsim Chernoskulov.
The European Games that kicked off 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 came to Baku to represent their nations over 17 days of competition. Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.