The next championship of the Black Sea and Caspian countries has been held in Rize, Turkey, on August 23-25. 1506 athletes from 158 clubs representing 57 regions of 9 countries competed in the tournament among the children, youth, juniors, seniors and veterans in the Rize Indoor Sports Hall.
Azerbaijan karate players, who attended the traditional competition with 162 athletes, took the second place after local athletes with 16 gold, 14 silver and 17 bronze medals. The member of “Zirve” International Sport Clubs has also been among the athletes of National team. Samir Ibrahimov played in 75kg bodyweight category of seniors and captured the bronze.