Two Azerbaijani taekwondo fighters take bronze in Taiwan

Thu 24 August 2017 13:05 GMT | 17:05 Local Time

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Azerbaijani taekwondo fighters Said Guliyev and Radik Isayev have won bronze medal at 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei.

Report informs that Guliyev, 74 kg weight category, started the fight in 1/16 finals. He defeated Chilean Munoz Garrido (29:11), Mexican Hector Alvarez (5: 5, winner of referee decision) and Portuguese Julio Ferreira (8:6) consecutively. The 24-year-old Olympic champion among teens lost to Iranian Ramin Huseynguluzade in the semi-final (0:13) and took bronze medal.

Isayev, winner of Rio 2016 Olympics, started to compete in the 1/8 finals. He defeated Iranian Farshad Qias-Shandi (12:11) and Turkish Sabit Buqrahan (17:1). But in the semi-final, he lost to Russian Rafael Ayukayev 8:36 and took bronze medal.

Notably, to date, Azerbaijan won 2 gold medals at the Universiade, totally 4 medals. Milad Beigi Harchegani (80 kg), won gold, Aykhan Tagizade (68 kg) silver. Zelim Kotsoyev (100 kg) took the first place, while Firudin Dadashov (90 kg) won bronze medal.

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