Azerbaijani wrestling team wins gold at European Championship

Azerbaijani wrestling team wins gold at European Championship

Wrestling team of Azerbaijan has won two gold medals at the European Youth Championship (U-20) in Rome.

Azerbaijani wrestler Nihad Guluzade (55 kg) defeated Frenchman Aivil Fuake (9:0) and Ukrainian Mykola Khavritsky (3:1). Guluzade, who defeated the German sportsman Georgios Scarpello (5:1) in the semi-final, reached the final. In the crucial battle, the representative of the Azerbaijani team met with Denis Mihai from Romania.The Azerbaijani wrestler, who defeated his opponent with a score of 10:1, became the champion of Europe.

Member of the Azerbaijani national team Lachin Veliyev (87 kg) defeated Ukrainian sportsman Nikita Alekseev (8:5) in one-eighth final. In the quarter-finals, he defeated the Swede Algot Kelman - 4:1, and in the semi-finals he beat the Armenian Vigen Nazaryan - 3:1. In the final, the Azerbaijani wrestler defeated Patrick Gordan from Romania with a score of 3:1 and took gold medal.

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