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Ilham Aliyev awards blind judo finals winners

27 June 2015 [13:11] - TODAY.AZ

Ilham Aliyev awards blind judo finals winners

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev took part on June 26 in the ceremony of awarding the winners of the +90 kg blind judo event at the Baku 2015 European Games.

Azerbaijani judoka Ilham Zakiyev captured the gold medal, defeating his opponent from Ukraine, Oleksadr Pominov, who settled for the silver medal.

The bronze medal was taken by Russia’s athlete Aleksadr Parasiuk and Azerbaijan’s judoka Zakir Mislimov.

President Ilham Aliyev personally awarded the judokas.

The European Games that kicked off June 12, will last till June 28. There is a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports.

More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe came to Baku to represent their nations over 17 days of competition. Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.

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