Azerbaijani karateka Rafael Aghayev reached semifinals at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
In the third bout Aghayev defeated Nurkanat Azhikanov (Kazakhstan) - 3-2.
Winning three straight matches, Aghayev will be facing Luigi Busa from Italy next.
Earlier, Aghayev defeated Tsuneari Yahiro (Australia) with a 5-0 score.
In the opening bout he defeated Noah Bitsch (Germany) with a 2-1 score.