Azerbaijan's Olympic champion Radik Isayev congratulates entire country

Azerbaijan's Olympic champion Radik Isayev congratulates entire country

Azerbaijani Taekwondo fighter Radik Isayev, who brought Azerbaijan its only gold medal at the Rio Olympics, congratulated the entire Azerbaijan.

"The entire country needed this medal, and I think we've captured it with common effort. I congratulate the entire Azerbaijan with the gold medal," Isayev told reporters in Baku airport upon arrival from Rio.

Isayev, who captured the first-ever gold medal for Azerbaijan in Taekwondo, said he can't talk about his future yet, first there's need to take some time off, Trend reports.

Azerbaijan, represented by 56 athletes at the Olympics, captured 18 medals. The country was among the top 15 countries at the Olympics, which hosted a total of record 206 countries.

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