Rio Paralympics: Azerbaijani swimmer advances to finals
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 12
Azerbaijani swimmer Roman Saley competed in qualifications for 400m freestyle event in the 15th Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro and advanced to finals.
Thirteen swimmers in two subgroups were participating in this event. Saley was competing in the second group. He came in third in the group and ranked fourth according to the overall result.
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.