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Azerbaijani Greco-Roman Wrestlers Make History in Europe

By Ilham Karimli April 4, 2022

Rafig Huseynov celebrates his victory by exhibiting the variety of his champion titles on the European Wrestling Championships, Budapest, Hungary, April 3, 2022 / Rafig Huseynov’s Instagram web page

Azerbaijan’s senior males’s Greco-Roman wrestling group outclassed its rivals within the medal tally on the 2022 European Wrestling Championships, claiming the highest spot within the group rankings on Sunday.

A complete of 165 factors scored in Hungary’s capital introduced Azerbaijan the primary European title within the Greco-Roman wrestling tournaments. Turkiye and Georgia adopted Azerbaijan with 150 and 114 factors, respectively.

Eight of the ten wrestlers representing Azerbaijan within the continental championship claimed medals in numerous weight lessons. 

Eldaniz Azizli and Rafig Huseynov topped the event within the class as much as 55 kg and 82 kg, respectively. Rafig, aged 33, renewed his document as Azerbaijan’s first-ever three-time European champion. 

As well as, Azerbaijan’s Taleh Mammadov received silver within the 63 kg weight class, whereas Murad Mammadov (60 kg), Hasrat Jafarov (67 kg), Ulvi Ganizade (72 kg), Sanan Suleymanov (77 kg), and Islam Abbasov (87 kg) all bagged bronze medals.

Because of this, Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestlers set a document when it comes to the quantity and lessons of medals, in addition to the general ultimate rating on the 2022 European Wrestling Championships.

Earlier, each the senior men’s freestyle wrestling team and U-23 wrestling team of the nation topped the European championships in Hungary and Bulgaria. The nationwide wrestlers introduced house three European titles in lower than a month, exhibiting among the finest leads to Azerbaijan’s wrestling historical past.

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