Azerbaijan, Baku, 21 January / corr. Trend D. Gurbanov/ The karate championship which has been held in Paris, France is over.
Rafael Agayev, the champion of the world in the 70 kg weight category defeated all his rivals and won the Gold medal with Shain Hamatov taking the Bronze medal in the 75 kg weight category.
Sportsmen from 30 countries participated in the competition. Azerbaijan was represented by five karate wrestlers, two of which returned to the country with a medal. The three karate wrestlers, Vugar Huseynov ( 60 kg), Rashad Huseynov ( 65 kg) and Rustam Madatov ( 65 kg) lost in the first stage of the championship.