The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has congratulated wrestlers who became successful at European Championship on his official Twitter, ONA reports.
“I sincerely congratulate our athletes, coaches and all Azerbaijani people on occasion of the grandiose victory of our national team having won 6 medals for the first time in the history in Greek-Roman wrestling at the European Championship”, the Twitter post reads.
Remind that Azerbaijan’s national team won record – 6 medals on Greco-Roman wrestling for the first time in the European Championship, held in Italy’s capital Rome. Sanan Suleymanov (77kg) and Rafig Huseynov (82 kg) defeating their rivals, ranked in the first place. Eldaniz Azizli (55 kg), Murad Bazarov (60 kg), Ulvi Ganizade (72 kg), and Islam Abbasov (87 kg) won bronze medals. Thus, the Azerbaijani national team scoring 116 points with 2 golden and 4 bronze medals, ranked in second place after Russia (128).