Azerbaijani Tae Kwon Do Athlete Wins Olympic Place
Azerbaijan, Baku, Trend corr. Z.Safarov / Rashad Ahmadov, the Azerbaijani Tae Kwon Do artist, won a place in the 2008 Olympic Games during the qualifying tournament in Istanbul.
Trend reports that one of the leaders of the national team defeated Bruno Derlino, from Monaco during the first round.
The quarter-finals were dramatic, where Ahmadov faced Mammadi Dukara, the Frenchman. Ahmadov won in the last moment. Ahmadov faced Aron Cuck in the semi-final.
Azerbaijani, Jang Eng Aliyeva, started unsuccessfully. The Swiss, Manuael Bezoll, defeated Aliyeva during the first round.