Radik Isaev first Azerbaijani to win Olympic taekwondo gold - UPDATED

Baku, August 21, AZERTAC

Radik Isaev has punched his way into the history books as he became the first Azerbaijani to win an Olympic taekwondo gold at the Rio Games.

He secured the gold medal thanks to a victory over Nigerien Abdoulrazak Issoufou Alfaga in the final.

Azerbaijan now has 15 Olympic medals.


Baku, August 20, AZERTAC


Baku, August 20, AZERTAC

Azerbaijani taekwondo fighter Radik Isayev has progressed to the quarterfinal of the Rio Olympics after beating Kazakh Ruslan Zhaparov 11-2 by final score in the +80kg weight class.

He will next take on Korean Dongmin Cha.

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