Azerbaijani Sportsmen to Start in Paralympics Games on 7 September

Society Materials 6 September 2008 13:15 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 6 September / Trend corr. R.Ergun / Opening ceremony of the 13th Paralympics Games will take place in Beijing on 6 September. The Azerbaijani sportsmen will begin to contest on 7 September.

Seven athletes, seven judo player, three power lifting players and one weightlifter will represent Azerbaijan in the tournament held amongst disabled sportsmen.

Gold medal winner of the Paralympics Games will get AZN 200,000, silver medal winner - AZN 100,000 and bronze medal - AZN 50,000.

The Beijing Paralympics Games will finish on 17 September.

The Azerbaijani sportsmen gained two gold medals, one silver and one bronze medal in the Athens Paralympics Games in 2004.

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