Rio 2016: Azerbaijani wrestler reaches 1/4 finals
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 19
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
Azerbaijani wrestler Haji Aliyev has advanced to the men’s freestyle 57 kg quarterfinals at the Rio 2016.
In the elimination round of 16, Haji Aliyev defeated South Korea’s Yun Jun-Sik with a score of 12:2.
He will face Georgia’s Vladimer Khinchegashvili in the quarterfinals.
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.