Azerbaijani arm wrestler wins Beijing open championship

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Beijing, September 13, AZERTAC

Samir Malikov, an Azerbaijani citizen who is temporary residing in China, has become the winner of the Beijing Open Arm Wrestling Championship.

He climbed on to the winner`s rostrum in the 100kg+ weight category after defeating all his rivals with both right and left hands to earn the right to compete at the China Open Championship.

The Beijing tournament brought together arm wrestlers from China, Russia, the Republic of Korea and other countries.

At a meeting with Malikov held at Azerbaijan`s Embassy in China, Ambassador Latif Qandilov congratulated the arm wrestler on his victory. The ambassador said success of Azerbaijanis living abroad, their promoting Azerbaijan and raising its flag in foreign countries was a source of national pride.

Shahin Jafarov

Special Correspondent

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