Celebrating 50 years of judo, Azerbaijan crew shines at Baku Grand Slam

Day 3 of the Baku Grand Slam noticed but extra success for the host nation.

Zelym Kotsoiev was the hero of the day, finishing a incredible achievement for the Azerbaijan Judo crew, making certain they gained Gold on all three days in Baku.

A incredible piece of footwork introduced the gang to their ft.

Azer Aliyev, Basic Secretary of Azerbaijan NOC was available to award the medals.

“The group was an ideal motivation after I was strolling out to the tatami,” Kotsoiev stated. “I felt this unimaginable environment instantly. Dropping wasn’t an possibility, and profitable the gold medal within the 12 months of the fiftieth anniversary of Judo in Azerbaijan makes me particularly proud”

Kids have packed out the stadium throughout your entire Grand Slam, cheering on their heroes. On day 3, a kind of younger followers had the possibility of a lifetime.

Eight-year-old Muhammed Shahverdili took on former World Champion and Olympic Silver Medallist Saeid Mollaei within the ultimate block of the Baku Grand Slam. His coach was none aside from Azerbaijan Olympic Champion and true Judo hero Elnur Mammadli.

The charming second of friendship and enjoyable was an exquisite option to have a good time 50 years of Judo in Azerbaijan.

At -78kg Italy’s Alice Bellandi regarded again to kind after a disappointing World Championship.

A incredible mixture of assaults earned her gold and noticed her again to the unimaginable kind she has proven all 12 months.

She was awarded her medals by IJF Sport Director Skander Hachicha.

“It was a great environment, folks cheering, folks love judo,” Bellandi stated. “It’s actually good to take photographs and do interviews. It’s good, it’s cool.”

At -90kg veteran Marcus Nyman had one more profitable comeback to elite Judo, defeating Nemanja Majdov with a incredible footsweep.

He was awarded his medal by Vlad Marinescu, Director Basic of the IJF.

At +78kg Milica Zabic gained the one gold of the match for Serbia. Within the ultimate she defeated Rochele Nunes of Portugal.

The medals have been awarded by IJF EC Member Dr Lisa Allan.

At +100kg Temur Rakhimov from Tajikistan gained his first grand slam gold medal, demonstrating lovely judo within the ultimate in opposition to Uzbek Alisher Yusupov.

The medals have been awarded by IJF Head Referee Director Ki-Younger Jeon.

As if claiming gold on all three match days wasn’t sufficient, your entire remainder of the native crew was on fireplace all day, doing their nation proud by efficiently celebrating 50 years of Judo in Azerbaijan.

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