Tournament dedicated to the memory of Hajibaba Askerov has been held

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On December 22, Weightlifting Tournament dedicated to Honored coach of Azerbaijan, international referee-Hajibaba Askerov’s memory has been held in the competition hall of AAAF Park Residential Complex. In the competition of individual character, men and women weightlifters, as well as masters have participated, winners have been determined according to the Sinclair schedule. The champions and prize-winners have been awarded with medals, diplomas and souvenirs. The aim of the memorial tournament is to promote Hajibaba Askerov’s lifetime and his sport activities among athletes and youngsters, to develop and promote weightlifting, detect the most powerful athletes and increase their skill levels.

Women launched the competitions. Firuze Ibrahimova, representative of Sumgait, was gold medalist surpassing all her competitors with a total of 153 kg (69+84) result and 199.18 Sinclair point. Lala Rzazadeh grabbed the silver with a total of 137 kg (63+74) result and 197.97 Sinclair point, the third was Anna Opanasyuk with a total of 123 kg (55+68) result and 177.28 Sinclair point.

 N     Name Year     City Club Weight Snatch Clean and Jerk Total Sinclair
1. İbrahimova Firuze 1997 Sumgait Zirve 63.7 69 84 153 199.18
2. Rzazadeh Lala 2001 Lankaran Zirve 54.3 63 74 137 197.97
3. Opanasyuk Anna 2003 Lankaran Zirve 54.5 55 68 123 177.28
4. Huseynova Rahila 2004 Lankaran Zirve 67.0 64 76 140 176.98
5. Mayılova Sama 2004 Khırdalan Zirve 60.0 60 70 130 175.63
6. Huseynzadeh Fidan 2001 Lankaran Zirve 71.0 64 78 142 173.92
7. Garayeva Seljan 2005 İsmayıllı Zirve 46.9 43 60 103 166.31
8. Mukhtarlı Gunel 2003 Sumgait Zirve 44.9 44 53 97 162.34
9. Gurbanlı Leyla 2006 Lankaran Zirve 62.2 55 65 120 158.50
10. Verdiyeva Nazila 1998 Sumgait Zirve 57.7 48 60 108 149.68
11. Gambarzadeh Turkana 2007 Lankaran Zirve 41.0 31 38 69 124.96
12. Niftaliyeva Zehra 2007 Sumgait Tahsil 45.2 28 32 60 99.86

 

Then, the opening ceremony of the competition took place. Firstly, Gulara Narimanova, the daughter of Hajibaba Askerov, took a floor at the event, which brought together numerous guests. She welcomed all and expressed positive ideas about the organization of the competition. “Today is the second time that my father’s memory is celebrated at such a high level. Last year Azerbaijan Ministry of Youth and Sports, the National Olympic Committee and Azerbaijan Weightlifting Federation (AZE WF) organized a magnificent 100th anniversary and a first commemorative tournament. Now again this competition is held and I would like to thank all the organizers and express my deepest gratitude to them. My father was a lover of weightlifting and devoted his life to the development of this sport. I hope that the participating athletes will get experience in such competitions and be triumphants in the upcoming international tournaments and raise the flag of our country. I would like to thank everyone again. ”

Subsequently, General Secretary of AZE WF Rizvan Rasulov made a speech. He spoke about the importance of the tournament: “Dear participants, coaches, athletes, other guests, I congratulate you all on the organization of the tournament dedicated to the memory of the Honored coach, the international referee Hajibaba Askerov. For the second time, this competition takes place at a high level. We all know the life and activities of Hajibaba Askerov, as well as his role in the development of weightlifting. This event creates us the opportunity to remember him, to inform the new generation about the existence of such personalities and to give experience to our athletes. I consider it vital to commemorate Hajibaba Askerov with a minute of silence.

2018 has been a successful year for us. Our athletes managed to grab 35 medals at the European and World Championships, as well as at the Youth Olympic Games. And they have succeeded becoming first in the team standings of Europe. We also gained success in recent Grand Prix competitions held in Egypt and Qatar. There are both qualification competitions and Tokyo Olympic Games in front of us. In this regard, 2019 will be a very good year of testing. I wish success to all our athletes and coaches. I congratulate all on the occasion of New Year and International Solidarity Day of Azerbaijanis on behalf of AZE WF.

Following the opening ceremony, the competition continued with the men’s struggle. Nailkhan Nabiyev, representative of Baku, has been the triumphant of the tournament with a total of 318 kg (140+178) result and 359.78 point. Senan Guliyev finished the second with 293 kg (128+165) result and 358.66 point, while Fugan Aliyev took the third with 235 kg (105+130) result and 301.90 point.

  N      Name Year     City   Club Weight Snatch Clean and Jerk Total Sinclair
1. Nabiyev Nailkhan 1994   Baku Spartak 94.90 140 178 318 359.78
2. Guliyev Senan 1995 Samukh Zirve 79.90 128 165 293 358.66
3. Aliyev Fugan 2001 Lerik Zirve 73.15 105 130 235 301.90
4. Gasımov Rustam 2002 Lankaran Tahsil 67.25 100 120 220 297.25
5. Aghayev Elvin 2000 Baku Spartak 64.30 96 110 206 286.32
6. Javadov Omar 2002 Khırdalan Zirve 56.70 80 100 180 273.11
7. Hasanov Ruslan 2000 Ganja Tahsil 67.25 95 110 205 270.98
8. Bayramov Firuz 1984 Sumgait Zirve 91.50 95 125 220 252.69
9. Huseynzadeh Farid 1988 Sumgait Zirve 87.00 95 120 215 252.51
10. Khalilov Kenan 1999 Neftchala Zirve 73.60 0 0 0

 

In conclusion, masters boarded the platform. The winner among them has been 70 years old Vladimir Jilyayev with a total of 169 kg (73+96) result and 375.57 point. The silver medal was clinched by Serdar Guliyev with 151 kg (64+87) result and 329.17 point, however Akif Aliyev was bronze medalist with 132 kg (62+70) and 309.18 point.

 N     Name  Year    City Club Weight Snatch Clean and Jerk Total Sinclair
1. Jilyayev Vladimir 1948 Baku Zirve 91.3 73 96 169 375.57
2. Guliyev Seddar 1950 Sumgait Zirve 80.0 64 87 151 329.17
3. Alıyev Akif 1958 Baku MOİK 55.0 62 70 132 309.18
4. Novruzov Mubariz 1976 Ganja Zirve 100.3 115 125 240 307.83
5. Akberov Emin 1973 Sumgait Zirve 83.20 90 105 195 279.52
6. Khıdırov Galandar 1955 Aghdam Zirve 77.7 55 80 135 265.61
7. Mammadov İltifat 1965 Baku Zirve 96.0 77 105 182 265.03
8. Azizov Aydın 1967 Sumgait Zirve 102.45 67 88 155 213.86
9. Hasanov Malik 1960 Sumgait Zirve 80.7 50 70 120 211.76
10. Mammadov Algul 1968 Sumgait Zirve 92.7 60 80 140 198.78
11. Dadashov Malik 1967 Baku XDMX 93.2 57 70 127 181.66
12. Jamilov Namig 1982 Ganja Tahsil 87.1 0 0 0 0