Azerbaijani wrestler claims first gold of EYOF

Mon 22 Jul 2019 06:30 GMT | 10:30 Local Time

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Azerbaijan’s Greco-Roman wrestler Farid Sadigli (45kg) has bagged the first gold medal of the 15th Summer European Youth Olympic Festival which is held at the Heydar Aliyev Sports Palace.

Sadigli secured the gold medal thanks to a victory over the representative of Turkey Umut Coban.

The Azerbaijani athlete beat his Italian rival Andrea Martino in 1/8 final, Georgian Davit Gvasalia at 1/4 final, and Russian Maxim Gurov at semifinal.

The 15th Summer European Youth Olympic Festival is being held in Baku from July 21-27. The event brings together 3,900 athletes from 48 countries who contest 135 sets of medals at 12 sports facilities.




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