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Azerbaijani judo fighters claimed gold in men`s team event, while female fighters won silver at Baku 2017
President Ilham Aliyev presented medals to Azerbaijani athletes VIDEO

Baku, May 15, AZERTAC

Azerbaijani judo fighters have grabbed a gold medal in the men`s team event at the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games.

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.

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

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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Azerbaijani female judo fighters bagged a silver medal in the team event after losing 5-0 to Turkey.

Uzbekistan won a bronze medal of the tournament.

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 award ceremony.

Vice-president of the Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee, member of the Executive Committee of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation Chingiz Huseynzade presented the medals to the winners.

Then the national anthem of the Republic of Turkey was played and the flag was raised.

Azerbaijan claimed 26 medals, including 11 golds, 12 silvers and 3 bronzes at the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games.

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