Kenan Khalilov took a significant lead in Azerbaijan Championship


On February 21-22, the second day of Azerbaijan Weightlifting Championship among males and females rounded off in the competition hall of Shuvelan Weightlifting Academy. In the competition, arranged with the cooperative organization of Ministry of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan and Azerbaijan Weightlifting Federation, will be attended by approximately 100 athletes representing sport clubs and communities from all regions of the country.

The object of the competition is to identify the strongest young athletes in the country, to promote and develop weightlifting, to strengthen the ties of friendship, to increase the skill level of athletes, as well as to prepare for the upcoming international competitions.

In the men’s 73kg weight category, medal struggle was interesting. Kenan Khalilov took a significant lead in Azerbaijan championship with 268 kg (123+145) result. The subsequent places were pinched accordingly by Elshad Sharifov with a total of 262 kg (120+142)  and Samir Askerzadeh with 255 kg (110+145)result.


73 kg

 N       Name Year Country/City Club Weight Snatch Clean and Jerk Total
1. Khalilov Kenan 1999 Neftchala Zirve 72.80 123 145 268
2. Sharifov Elshad 1997 Shamakhi Zirve 72.60 120 142 262
3. Askerzadeh Samir 2002 Neftchala Zirve 71.70 115 140 255
4. Mammadzadeh Nurlan 2004 Gazakh Zirve 71.90 110 141 251
5. Zeynalov Ali 2000 Goranboy Zirve 72.10 93 100 193
6. Sahibov Hasanagha 2002 Gobustan UGİM 71.20 121