Fourth day of 4th Islamic Solidarity Games kicks off in Baku

Fourth day of 4th Islamic Solidarity Games kicks off in Baku

The fourth day of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games has kicked off in Baku. Today, on May 15, Athletes will compete for 32 medal sets: artistic gymnastics, judo, shooting, swimming, weightlifting and tennis events.

In artistic gymnastics competitions, male athletes will perform in floor, parallel bars, rings, vault, horizontal bar, and pommel horse exercises, while female athletes will fight for the medals in vault, uneven bars, floor and balance beam exercises - 10 medals sets.

Another 10 medals sets will be played between athletes in men's 50 m freestyle, 100 m breaststroke, 400 m individual medley, 100 m backstroke and 4 x 200 m freestyle relay, as well as women's 200 m butterfly, 100 m freestyle, 1500 m freestyle, 100 m breaststroke and 200 m backstroke events.

The Baku 2017 will also feature shooting competitions today. Female shooters will join the 50 m rifle three positions, skeet shooting and team trap shooting events, as male shooters will be fighting for the medals in the 50 m pistol and 25 m standard pistol shooting events.

Male and female judo fighters will also join the competitions today, as well as men’s and women’s tennis teams.

Weightlifting tournaments will also continue today (women’s 63 kg, men’s 69 kg, women’s 69 kg, women’s 75 kg).

Football teams will wrap up their group matches today. Volleyball group matches will also continue. In water polo, Azerbaijani national team will face the Turkish team. Boxers participating in men’s light fly (46-49 kg), bantam (56 kg), welter (69 kg) and heavy (91 kg) events will continue their fight today.

The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games are held in Baku from May 8 to 22. Athletes will compete at 16 sports facilities in 20 types of sports - 17 Olympic and three non-Olympic ones. Competitions in artistic and rhythmic gymnastics were included in the program of Islamic Solidarity Games for the first time at the initiative of the First Vice President of Azerbaijan, President of the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation, Mehriban Aliyeva.