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Azerbaijani wrestlers top UWW rankings

15 August 2017 [15:32] - TODAY.AZ

Two Azerbaijani wrestlers have topped the updated rankings of the United World Wrestling announced ahead of the World Championships.

Freestyle Giorgi Edisherashvili (57kg) and Greco-Roman Rasul Chunayev (71kg) are first in their categories, Azertac reported.

Wrestling remains the most popular sport in the county and is overseen by the National Wrestling Federation, which was established in 1993.

The Rio Games opened a new page in wrestling for Azerbaijan. The country became one of only two nations ever to increase the number of medals achieved in five consecutive Games.


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