The 6th Arpachay Open İnternational Karate tournament dedicated to the memory of 20 January martyrs was organized by the Azerbaijan National Karate Federation and Arpachay Karate Club. President of the Azerbaijan National Karate Federation Yashar Bashirov, Minister of Youth and Sports Elnur Mammadov, MP Vugar Isgandarov, Vice-President of the Russian Karate Federation Viktor Khan, President of the Arpachay Karate Club Yaver Huseynov were also invited to the opening ceremony of the two-day tournament. Family members of 20 January martyrs attended the ceremony, as well as public organizations, veterans and prominent sports figures. A number of people were awarded diplomas for their support in the development of karate in the country. Karate players from Azerbaijan, Russia and Ukraine under the age of 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-18 and 21 took part in the traditional competition. 57 athletes represented 31 clubs.
“Zirve” karate players also took part in this competition and succeeded. Under the leadership of an experienced specialist Rustam Akbarov, our athletes performed welland took 4th place in the overall standing. Our karate players won 5 gold and 4 bronze medals.
Our winners are:
Fateh Kamilov – (age group 6-7) – 25 kg – 1st place
Shamo Kamilov – (age group 10-11) – +50 kg – 1st place
Rafael Yusibov – (age group 10-11) – 50 kg – 1st place
Abelfaz Rafiyev – (age group 10-11) – 45 kg – 1st place
Khudash Agayev – (age group 16-17) – 68 kg – 1st place
Murad Cavadzade – (age group 10-11) – 35 kg – 3rd place
Huseyn Dadashzade – (age group 10-11) – 35 kg – 3rd place
Ruslan Ismayilov – (12-13 age group) – 55 kg – 3rd place
Huseyn Huseynov – (16-17 age group) – 55 kg – 3rd place.
Congratulations to our karatekas on this great success!