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Azerbaijan claims gold in men`s judo team event

Baku, May 15, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan has grabbed a gold medal in the men`s judo team event of the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games.

Azerbaijan secured the medal thanks to a victory over Algeria 3-2.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President of the National Olympic Committee Ilham Aliyev, and first lady, Chair of the Baku 2017 4th Islamic Solidarity Games Organising Committee Mehriban Aliyeva watched the final game.

The national squad included Nijat Shikhalizade (66kg), Rustam Orujov (73kg), Rufat Ismayilov (81kg), Mammadali Mehdiyev (90kg) and Ushangi Kokauri (+90kg).

Turkey bagged a silver medal followed by Uzbekistan.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President of the National Olympic Committee Ilham Aliyev presented the medals to the judo fighters.

The national anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan was played and the flag was raised in honor of the winners.

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