By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijani judokas have added new medals to the nation's medal
haul at the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games, Azernews reports.
National judoka Balabay Aghayev won a gold medal after defeating
Kemran Nurillaev of Uzbekistan.
Another national female judoka Konul Aliyeva won silver after
losing to Tugce Beder of Turkiye.
Meanwhile, Nariman Mirzayev grabbed silver for Azerbaijan. In
the finals, Mirzayev lost to Uzbek judoka Shakhram Ahadov.
In total, the national team has already won 67 medals including
20 gold, 27 silver, and 20 bronze.
The gold medals were won by wrestlers Anna Skidan, Mariya
Stadnik, Haji Aliyev, Turan Bayramov, Leyla Gurbanova, Rafig
Huseynov, Eldaniz Azizli, taekwondo fighter Farida Azizova, and
gymnast Zohra Aghamirova.
Athlete Alexis Copello, gymnast Ivan Tikhonov, swimmer Maryam
Sheyxalilzadaç wrestlers Abubakr Abakarov, Alyona Kolesnik, Ulvu
Ganizada, Islam Bazargano, Elis Manolova, sabre-fencer Polina
Kaspiarovich, and gymnast Zohra Aghamirova won silver medals for
Taekwondo fighters Patimat Abakarova, Gasim Mahammadov, and
wrestlers Aliabbas Rzazada, Hajimurad Omarov, Tatiyana Omelchenko,
Asgar Mammadaliyev, Elnura Mammadova, weightlifter Nazila
Ismayilova, gymnast Zohra Aghamirova and archers Jahan Musayev, Ali
Nabiyev, and Azada Adbullayeva won bronze medals.
Thus, Azerbaijan ranks fourth among 56 participants. Turkiye,
Uzbekistan, Iran, and Azerbaijan are in the top five.
A total of 281 athletes are representing Azerbaijan at the 5th
Islamic Solidarity Games to run until August 18.
In March, the Organizing Committee announced the final program
of the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games, which consists of 22
disciplines from 19 sports including 4 para-sports.
The organizers choose to remove six sports: water polo, diving,
field hockey, tennis, wushu, and zurkhaneh. At their place, they
choose to add archery, boccia, fencing, and kickboxing.
At the paralympic events, para powerlifting and blind judo were
replaced by para table tennis and para archery.
Along these events, archery included four extra events with the
Traditional Turkish Archery discipline.
Notably, the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games took place in Baku in
All 56 Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation members are
participating in the Games.
Four disciplines from 21 sports were contested in the previous
edition of the Islamic Solidarity Games.
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