Baku, June 18, AZERTAC
“I dedicate my victory to my country,” said freestyle wrestler Toghrul Asgarov, who emerged victorious in the men`s 65kg weight category, adding another gold to Azerbaijan`s medal tally at the First European Games.
“I`m extremely proud to receive the gold medal from President Ilham Aliyev,” he told AZERTAC.
“I set myself a goal to win gold. Except for Italian Frank Chamizo Marquez, who I took on in the final, I knew all my other rivals.”
The wrestler also said he hopes to shine at the forthcoming world cup and 2016 Olympic Games. “I believe I can win the world cup as well as Rio 2016 Olympic Games.” “I feel ready for that. I became an Olympic champion at the age of 19,” he added.