Baku, Azerbaijan, May 13
By Azad Hasanli – Trend:
Azerbaijani karate fighter Rafael Aghayev has advanced to 75 kg karate (kumite) finals at the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku.
Aghayev defeated his rival from Malaysia, Sharmendran Raghonathan, with a score of 5-0 in the semifinals.
The other two karate fighters of Azerbaijan couldn’t reach the finals. Firdovsi Farzaliyev (60 kg) was defeated by Turkey’s Aykut Kaya with the score 1-0 and Niyazi Aliyev (67 kg) was defeated by the Egyptian athlete, Ali Elsawy.
The Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games started May 8 and will last until May 22 in Azerbaijan’s capital.