Four Azerbaijani sambo wrestlers advance to semifinals at Baku 2015 (UPDATE 3)
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 22
Another Azerbaijani athlete, Vasif Safarbayov, competing in men's +100 kg sambo event, advanced to the semifinals at the First European Games in Baku June 22.
In the quarterfinals, Safarbayov gained a flawless victory over Bajro Mashovikj (Macedonia), 8:0.
In the semifinals, Vasif Safarbayov will compete with Razmik Tonoyan, representing Ukraine.
Earlier, three Azerbaijani athletes Islam Gasumov (-57 kg), Kanan Gasimov (-90 kg) and Nazakat Khalilova (-52 kg) advanced to the semifinals in the sambo event.
In the quarterfinals, Khalilova defeated Romania's Codrina Ionescu, 4:1. Gasumov gained a flawless victory over Romania's Orlando Gruia, 9:0, while Kanan Gasimov defeated Ivan Vasylchuk (Ukraine), 2:1.
In the semifinals, Kanan Gasimov will compete against 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.