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Azerbaijan's Olympic champion changes his weight category

Azerbaijan's Olympic champion changes his weight category
​Azerbaijani freestyle wrestling champion Togrul Asgarov will compete in a new weight category.
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Azerbaijani freestyle wrestling champion Togrul Asgarov will compete in a new weight category, Report informs citing Elchin Zeynalov, personal trainer of the 27-year-old athlete. According to Zeynalov, Asgarov is likely to compete in the 74 kg weight category in world championship as well as in the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in 2020 if he gets the license: "At the moment Togrul's weight is 70-71 kg. Suitable Olympic weights are 65 and 74 kg. Another member of the national team- 3 times world and European Champion Haji Aliyev will compete in 65 kg, Asgarov is expected to compete in 74 kg. The head coach of the national team Saypulla Absaidov will make a final decision. "

Zeynalov also spoke about the current status of his trainee. He stressed that the wrestler started training with the team: I talked to Absaidov. He also said the athlete was in good condition. Togrul promised that he will succeed at the world championship and Tokyo Olympiad to be held on September 14-22 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. I believe he will get a good result and will gladden the Azerbaijani people at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. "

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