Tournament dedicated to Hajibaba Askerov’s memory was held

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On December 27, Weightlifting Tournament dedicated to Honored coach of Azerbaijan, international referee-Hajibaba Askerov’s memory was held in the competition hall of AAAF Park Residential Complex. In the competition of individual character, men and women weightlifters, as well as masters participated, winners were determined according to the Sinclair schedule. The champions and prize-winners were awarded with medals, diplomas and souvenirs.
First, the opening ceremony was held. Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport of Azerbaijan, vice-president of the Azerbaijan Weightlifting Federation-Ismayil Ismayilov made an introductory speech. After greeting the athletes, family members of the deceased, as well as other guests, he spoke about Hajibaba Askerov’s great role in the development of the country’s weightlifting. He noted that honored coach, international referee’s services are indispensable in our current achievements: “Hajibaba Askerov trained a generation of great weightlifter, coach, referee, specialist, and they continue to work for our sport today. It is our duty to honor his memory, to remember him through such magnificent competitions”. Then, Ismayil Ismayilov informed about the sport achievements of our country in 2017, the local and international competitions, and spoke about the successful sports policy implemented by our state.
Gulara Narimanova, daughter of Hajibaba Askerov, also thanked the organizers of the competition:” Hajibaba Askerov was a lover of weightlifting and devoted his life to the development of this sport. To honor his memory with such a prestigious competition is the result of respect to him and to generally weightlifting. ”
At the end, vice-president of the Azerbaijan Weightlifting Federation, President of “Zirve” International Sports Club -Tofig Heydarov took a floor. After welcoming all he stated that it is pleased to see everyone here: “There is a special state care to sport in Azerbaijan, and the successes achieved as a result of Mr. President Ilham Aliyev’s control to this process are obvious. In 2017, Azerbaijani athletes won 851 medals in international competitions, and it is a pleasure to have weightlifters among them. Weightlifting has about 100 years of history. Hajibaba Askerov is in the considerable part of this history. He was a teacher not only for us but also for our teachers. It is very important to remember him and to honor his memory. In 1990s, the national leader Heydar Aliyev said at a meeting with athletes that none of the people involved in this sport should be left out. The aim of this competition is to protect the weightlifting traditions, to commemorate those who have contributed to our sporting history and to show them respect. We will continue this activity in the following years “.
Special packages were also presented by AZE WF. Hajibaba Askerov’s daughter Gulara Narimanova, injured weightlifter Rustam Imanzadeh, veteran athlete and weightlifting specialists- Vahid Nazarov, Yuri Ryabov, Akif Aliyev and Azad Mustafayev, “Sport Azerbaijan” channel and “AZE WF Media” as well as the head coach of National Weightlifting Masters Team -Oktay Mukhtarov were awarded with this memorable gifts.
Firstly, women got on the platform. Sabina Azimova was gold medalist surpassing all her competitors with a total of 157 kg (66+91) result and 236.45 Sinclair point. Marziyya Maharramova took the second place with a total of 141 kg (63+78) result and 222.76 Sinclair point, the third was Gulchin Alizadeh with a total of 157 kg (71+86) result and 220.97 Sinclair point.
Among men, Rovshan Fatullayev got on the highest place of honorary chair. The bronze medalist of the IV Islamic Games was champion with a total of 360 kg (160+200) result and 399.92 Sinclair point, in this competition. Mahammad Mammadli took the second place with a total of 274 kg (121+153) result and 384.81 Sinclair point, the third was Kenan Aliguliyev with a total of 288 kq (127+161) result and 372.04 Sinclair point.
Finally, masters joined the medal struggle. Zafar Taghiyev won gold medal with a total of 233 kg (103+130) result and 346.98 point. Akif Aliyev took the second place with a total of 150 kg (70+80) result and 339.05 Sinclair point, the third was Natig Hasanov with a total of 255 kg (110+145) result and 335.92 Sinclair point.
Congratulations to all participants and winners and wish them success!
Women

N          Name      City  Club Weight Snatch Clean  and Jerk  Total  Sinclair
1. Azimova Sabina Lankaran Zirve 51.30 66 91 157 236.45
2. Maharramova Marziyya Goranboy Zirve 48.20 63 78 141 222.76
3. Alizadeh Gulchin Gazakh Zirve 56.40 71 86 157 220.97
4. Rzazade Lala Lankaran Zirve 56.70 65 83 148 207.55
5. Valiyeva Gunel Khırdalan Zirve 59.50 62 77 139 188.81
6. Garayeva Seljan İsmayıllı Zirve 43.00 45 58 103 178.85
7. Huseynzadeh Fidan Lankaran Zirve 66.30 60 80 140 178.04
8. Mirzezade Fidan Baku Tahsil 57.30 53 68 121 168.48
9. Mayılova Sema Khırdalan Zirve 53.50 49 63 112 163.57
10. Gurbanova Leyla Lankaran Zirve 50.14 40 48 88 135.12

Men

N          Name     City   Club Weight Snatch Clean  and Jerk Total Sinclair
1. Fatullayev Rovshan Lankaran Zirve 99.5 160 200 360 399.92
2. Mammadli Mahammad İsmayıllı Zirve 63.3 121 153 274 384.81
3. Aliguliyev Kenan Lankaran Zirve 72.4 127 161 288 372.04
4. Khalilov Kenan Neftçala Zirve 64.5 124 130 254 352.32
5. Aliyev Fugan Lerik Zirve 67.9 110 148 258 346.35
6. İbrahimli Pasha Lankaran Zirve 68.7 118 140 258 343.86
7. Rzazade Ruslan Lankaran Zirve 60.7 104 130 234 338.13
8. Gasımov Rustəm Lankaran Zirve 60.6 102 131 233 337.07
9. Babayev Tarmenkhan Şərur Tahsil 83.2 131 150 281 337.07
10. Alıyev Elmar Bakı MOİK 55.1 95 122 217 336.37
11. Mammadli Azer Lankaran Zirve 150.0 0 0 0 0

Masters

N Name Year City Club Weight Snatch Clean  and Jerk Total Sinclair
1. Taghıyev Zafar 1973 Samux Zirve 75.80 103 130 233 346.98
2. Alıyev Akif 1958 Bakı MOİK 56.20 70 80 150 339.05
3. Hasanov Natig 1977 Bakı AZAL 89.50 110 145 255 335.92
4. Guliyev Seddar 1950 Sumqayıt Zirve 78.70 68 90 158 335.09
5. Zeynalov Nizami 1973 Gəncə Tahsil 57.80 85 100 185 327.43
6. Mammadov İltifat 1965 Bakı Neftchi 91.70 77 105 182 265.46
7. Akberov Emin 1973 Sumqayıt Zirve 79.00 85 95 180 262.19
8. Aliguliyev Teymur 1968 Lankaran Zirve 84.50 75 96 171 251.23
9. Nasrullayev Murad 1977 Lankaran Zirve 81.00 60 105 165 227.85
10. Hasanov Malikmammad 1960 Sumqayıt Zirve 81.90 50 68 118 202.13