Azerbaijan Cup kicked off today. The aim of this cup is to control the preparations of the athletes, to watch the substitutes, to select the strong athletes.
On the first day of the competition, General Secretary of the Public Association of the Azerbaijan Weightlifting Federation Rizvan Rasulov gave an extensive interview on the organization of the Azerbaijan Cup to journalists: “More than 80 athletes take part in the Azerbaijan Cup. In the Azerbaijan Cup attend by over 80 athletes. There are two licensed international tournaments ahead. One of them is the Islamic Solidarity Championship in Egypt, and the other is the V Qatar tournament. The main objective of the national cup is to identify strongest athletes and ensure their participation in these competitions. In addition, the formation of the national team and the participation of athletes in the international competitions by age groups are planned for 2019 and the next year in accordance with the schedule”.