December 6, 2021 11:37 (UTC + 04: 00)
By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijan Youth Taekwondo Championship is over. The competition took place at the Sumgayit Olympic Sports Complex.
About 100 taekwondo fighters over the age of 17 participated in the championship.
Sona Agayeva (46 kg), Roya Hajiyeva (49 kg), Patimat Abakarova (53 kg), Saida Aliyeva (57 kg) and Fatima Majidova (62 kg) won gold medals in women.
Sayyad Dadashov (54 kg), Parviz Isgandarov (58 kg), Gashim Mahammadov (63 kg), Javad Aghayev (68 kg), Mahammad Mammadov (74 kg), Said Guliyev (80 kg), Taleh Suleymanov (87 kg)), Khayyam Aghayev (+87 kg) won the gold medal in men.
It should be noted that the National Taekwondo Fighters, who fought bravely during the 44 Day Patriotic War, took part in competitions to support the athletes as guests.
The competition was organized in accordance with the quarantine rules.
Taekwondo is one of the most popular sports in Azerbaijan. The National Taekwondo Federation has trained many top athletes since its founding in 1992.
In 2018, Radik Isayev (80kg) was crowned European Champion for the second time in his career.
Another national taekwondo fighter Milad Beigi Harchegani (80 kg) became world taekwondo champion in 2019.
In 2021, Azerbaijani taekwondo fighter Minaya Akbarova won a bronze medal at the European Taekwondo Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. She won the bronze medal in the 46 kg category.
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