Azerbaijani wrestler Haji Aliyev becomes four-time European champion

Azerbaijani freestyle wrestler Haji Aliyev became European champion for the fourth time, reports.

Haji Aliyev (70 kg) defeated the Italian Gianluca Talamo in the qualifying round with a full advantage - 12:1. In the quarterfinals, the Azerbaijani wrestler was stronger than the German Kevin Henkel - 4:0. The captain of the national team defeated Moldovan Vasile Diaco in the semi-final with a score of 4:1 and reached the final of the European Championship for the fifth time.

Haji Aliyev won the decisive match against the Bulgarian wrestler Ramazan Ramazanov with a score of 10:3 and became a four-time European champion. Azerbaijani wrestler is also a three-time world champion.

Another Azerbaijani wrestler Aliabbas Rzazade (57 kg) won a gold medal at the European Championship.

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