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Azerbaijani judoist wins bronze in Grand Prix

Nijat Shikhalizade seriously injured

Baku. 26 November. REPORT.AZ/ Judo Grand Prix started in the South Korean city of Jeju.

Report informs, on the first day of competition there were 3 Azerbaijani wrestlers out of 11.

Orkhan Safarov 60 kg won Jung Yang Wei from Taiwan, then Spaniard Francisco Garrigosa. In the quarterfinals Orhan met his teammate Ilgar Mushkiev who in early stages defeated Belgian Senna Winsome and Walid Hyara.

Meeting of Azerbaijani wrestlers ended in favor of Safarov, who reached the semi-finals, conceded there Mongol Boldbaatar Ganbat.In the battle for the bronze medal Orhan won Venezuelan Javier Guedes and won a medal.

A Mushkiyev in the first consolation match lost to the Brazilian Eric Takabatake, becoming the seventh.

Another representative of the Azerbaijan Nijat Shikhalizade (66 kg) started tournament in the second round after defeating Kenneth Van Gansbeke from Belgium.Then he won the Hungarian Benz Zambori, losing in the quarterfinals to Kazakh Azamat Mukanov and seriously injured.In comforting fight Nijat lost to Israeli Tal Flicker, becoming the seventh.

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