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 implausible achievement for the Azerbaijan Judo crew, guaranteeing they gained Gold on all three days in Baku.

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

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

“The group was an awesome motivation once I was strolling out to the tatami,” Kotsoiev stated. “I felt this unimaginable environment instantly. Shedding wasn’t an choice, and successful the gold medal within the yr of the fiftieth anniversary of Judo in Azerbaijan makes me particularly proud”

Youngsters have packed out the stadium throughout the complete Grand Slam, cheering on their heroes. On day 3, a type 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 closing block of the Baku Grand Slam. His coach was none apart from Azerbaijan Olympic Champion and true Judo hero Elnur Mammadli.

The charming second of friendship and enjoyable was a phenomenal method to rejoice 50 years of Judo in Azerbaijan.

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

A implausible mixture of assaults earned her gold and noticed her again to the unimaginable kind she has proven all yr.

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

“It was a great environment, individuals cheering, individuals love judo,” Bellandi stated. “It’s actually good to take images 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 implausible footsweep.

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

At +78kg Milica Zabic gained the one gold of the match for Serbia. Within the closing 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 stunning judo within the closing 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, the complete remainder of the native crew was on hearth all day, doing their nation proud by efficiently celebrating 50 years of Judo in Azerbaijan.

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