Azerbaijani wrestlers distinguish themselves on very first day of XV Summer European Youth Olympic Festival (UPDATED)
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 21
Azerbaijani athletes continue their successful performance in wrestling competitions at the Heydar Aliyev Sports Palace on July 21 as part of the XV Summer European Youth Olympic Festival held in Baku, Trendreports.
All four of the Azerbaijani wrestlers emerged victorious in their first meetings. Freestyle wrestlers Murad Hagverdiyev (45 kilograms) and Abulfaz Nasirov (55 kilograms) defeated Eldar Asakaev (Russia) and Harvey Readings (UK), respectively. As to Azerbaijan’s representatives in Greco-Roman wrestling - Farid Sadikhli topped his Italian opponent Andrea Martino, and Nihat Mammadov - the Polish representative Olivier Skrypczak.
Competitions in both freestyle wrestling and Greco-Roman wrestling in weight categories up to 45 and 55 kilograms are being held on the first day. The wrestling competitions will last for three days.
11:26 (GMT+4) Azerbaijani freestyle wrestler Murad Hagverdiyev (45 kg) in Group A defeated Russian representative Eldar Asakaev at the XV Summer European Youth Olympic Festival, Trend reports.
The wrestling competitions are being held at the Heydar Aliyev Sports Hall.
Competitions in both freestyle wrestling and Greco-Roman wrestling are being held on the first day. Another Azerbaijani wrestler Abulfaz Nasirov also performs in Group A and is currently competing with UK representative Harvey Readings during the 1/8 final.
In the Greco-Roman wrestling competitions, Azerbaijani representatives Farid Sadikhli will compete with Italian representative Andrea Martino in the qualifying round, and Nihat Mammadli will compete with Polish representative Olivier Skrypczak during the 1/8 final.