Baku, June 18, AZERTAC
Azerbaijani taekwondo fighter Milad Beigi Harchegani has been crowned the winner in the men`s -80kg weight category at the First European Games, increasing the host nation`s gold medal tally to 12.
He secured the title after beating Russian Albert Gaun 9-4 in the final.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, his wife Mehriban Aliyeva and family members watched the final game.
On the way to the final, Harchegani defeated Serbian Damir Fejzic, British Lutalo Muhammad and Portuguese Julio Ferreira.
Portuguese Julio Ferreira and British Lutalo Muhammad won the bronze medals.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev presented the medals to the winners.
The national anthem of Azerbaijan was played. The national flag of Azerbaijan was raised.