Rustam Gasimov on the honorary chair!


The second competition day of European Weightlifting Championship, held among young boys and girls U15-17, in Milan, Italy, ended. In the tournament, which will be attended by 388 athletes from about 40 countries (169 girls and 219 boys), the members of Azerbaijan National team will get on the platform.

Today, two more athletes-Elmaddin Huseynov and Rustam Gasimov tested their powers among U-17 boys, in 62kg weight category.

Elmaddin Huseynov took the 7th place in snatch with 111kg result. In clean and jerk, he was 9th with 135kg result.In the final rankings of European Championship, Elmaddin was 8th with a total of 246kg (111+135) result.

Rustam Gasimov, bronze medalist of 2016 European Youth Championship, gold medalist in 2017, successfully performed all three attempts in snatch. In this movement, Gasimov got small silver medal with 117kg result and in clean and jerk he took 6th place with 137kg result. In the final rankings, Rustam was 5th with a total of 254kg (111+135) result.