Azerbaijani judoka advances to 1/8 finals at Rio Olympics
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.7
Azerbaijani athlete Nijat Shikhalizada (weight category 66 kg) advanced to the 1/8 finals in judo competitions as part of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 7.
Shikhalizada gained a victory over Spain Uriarte Sugoi.
Fifty-six athletes are representing Azerbaijan at the 2016 Summer Olympics, underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The games, which kicked off on Aug. 5, will end on Aug. 21, and will be followed by the 15th Summer Paralympic Games on Sept. 7-18.