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Azerbaijani wrestlers claim six medals on Day 1 of 5th Islamic Solidarity Games
Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva watches performances of Azerbaijani wrestlers

Baku, August 11, AZERTAC

Azerbaijani freestyle wrestlers have grabbed six medals, including three golds on Day 1 of the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games in Konya, Turkiye.

Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva, Vice-President of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) Chingiz Huseynzade, Minister of Youth and Sports Farid Gayibov and NOC Secretary General Azer Aliyev watched the performances of the Azerbaijani wrestlers who contested for medals.

Freestyle wrestlers Haji Aliyev (65kg), Turan Bayramov (74kg), female freestyle wrestler Mariya Stadnik (50kg) bagged gold medals for Azerbaijan. Freestyle wrestler Abubakr Abakarov (86kg) and female freestyle wrestler Alyona Kolesnik (59kg) claimed silver medals, while Aliabbas Rzazade (50kg) won a bronze medal of the tournament.

The 5th Islamic Solidarity Games, which will run until August 18, bring together more than 4,000 athletes from 56 countries competing for 483 sets of medals in 24 sports.

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