Azerbaijan claims first gold at Rio Paralympics
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 9
Azerbaijani judo fighter Gasimov Ramil has won a gold medal in the 15th Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Gasimov defeated Ukraine's Solovey Dmytro in the men's -73 kg finals.
It is the first gold medal of Azerbaijan at Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
In the Summer Paralympics, which will last until Sept. 18, Azerbaijan is represented by 24 athletes in judo, athletics, powerlifting, swimming, shooting and archery.
There are six women among the Azerbaijani Paralympians.
Azerbaijani Paralympians have 41 licenses, which is more compared to London 2012 Paralympics.
Azerbaijani Paralympians have won 161 medals (64 gold, 57 silver and 40 bronze) over the last four years.