Azerbaijani wrestlers reach finals of XV Summer European Youth Olympic Festival's 2nd day
Freestyle wrestling competitions continue as part of the second day of the XV Summer European Youth Olympic Festival held in Baku. Meetings were scheduled in 7 weight categories today.
Sabir Jafarov defeated his Hungarian rival, as well as representatives of Belarus and Bulgaria, and reached the finals. Gurban Gurbanov overpowered his opponents from Turkey, Belarus and Poland, and also made it to the finals. Hasrat Jafarov easily beat his opponent from Lithuania and also reached the finals.
Gultakin Shirinova had a spectacular match with her Finnish opponent in the 1/8 finals. Having later defeated her rival from Belarus, she reached the semifinals, where she secured a decisive victory over a representative of Italy. Lala Mirzayeva could not outdo the representative of Moldova in the opening.
Marziya Sadikhova was stronger than her Ukrainian opponent in their first meeting. Having emerged victorious from a tense match with her Russian opponent, she made her way to the semifinals. Sadikhova captured a victory with a minimal gap in the score over her Turkish opponent and proceeded to the finals.
The XV Summer European Youth Olympic Festival is being held in Baku on July 21-27. The festival will be attended by more than 3,900 athletes from 48 European countries. Athletes will compete in ten kinds of sports - gymnastics, athletics, basketball, cycling, handball, judo, swimming, tennis, volleyball and wrestling. In total, athletes will compete for 135 sets of medals.