On February 21-22, Azerbaijan Weightlifting Championship among males and females started 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.
55kg bodyweight category of men was first to be on the platform. Avaz Taghiyev was gold medalist with a total of 195 kg (85+110) result. The next places were taken by Gasim Ismayilov and Kenan Rahimov with 184 kg (81+103) and 187.8 point, and 163 kg (70+93), respectively.
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