Toghrul Asgarov: Happy to be back with a medal
Baku, Azerbaijan, August 24
Azerbaijani freestyle wrestler Toghrul Asgarov, who captured a silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics, said he was glad to return home with a medal.
"I am glad to come back with a silver medal, but I could've won gold," said Asgarov, who lost in the finals to Russia's Soslan Ramonov.
In 2012 Summer Olympics, Asgarov won Olympic wrestling gold medal in men's 60-kilogram freestyle, beating Besik Kudukhov of Russia.
Azerbaijan, represented by 56 athletes at the Rio Olympics, captured 18 medals (1 gold, 7 silver and 10 bronze). The country was among the top 15 countries at the Olympics, which hosted a total of record 206 countries.
Azerbaijani athletes represented the country in 18 sports disciplines.