"Grand Slam": Leyla Aliyeva won a bronze medal - VIDEO

24 October 2023 20:04
"Grand Slam": Leyla Aliyeva won a bronze medal - VIDEO

The "Grand Slam" Tournament has started in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

On the first day of the competition, 8 judokas of the Azerbaijan national team joined the fight, Idman.biz reports.

One of them finished with a medal. Leyla Aliyeva wrote the first medal to the asset of the team.

Grand Slam

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Rovshan Aliyev wrestled with Ayub Biliyev (AIN) in the 1/16 final. Biliyev won.

Although Ahmad Yusifov won the start against Adel Hamada (Egypt), he lost to Kamoliddin Bakhtiyorov (Uzbekistan) in the 1/8 finals.

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Karamat Huseynov, who did not participate in the first match, defeated the French Daikii Bouba in the 1/16 finals. After that, he fought against Narmandah Bayanmuhla (UAE) and lost.

Ruslan Pashayev started the competition with a victory over Matteo Piras (Italy). He was also stronger than Ismayil Misirov (MIN) and Alberto Martin (Spain). Pashayev, who defeated David Torne (Spain) in the 1/4 finals, lost to Vazha Margvelashvili in the semi-finals.

Ruslan tested his strength with Bayanmunkh, who defeated Huseynov for the bronze medal. Azerbaijani athlete was injured in the semi-final and did not go to the mat and took the 5th place.

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Leyla Aliyeva defeated Mireia Comas (Spain) in the 1/8 finals. She won a convincing victory over Catarina Costa (Portugal) in her second match and advanced to the semi-finals. However, Aliyeva, who lost to Assunta Scutto (Italy) on the way to the final, fought for the bronze medal.

Her opponent in the match for the 3rd place was the Italian Francesca Milani. Aliyeva won and rose to the third place/

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Gultac Mammadaliyeva lost in the first round. She lost to German Annika Wurfel.

Unlike her, Aydan Valiyeva's debut was successful. Valiyeva defeated Charne Griesel (South Africa). Unfortunately, Aydan lost to Brazilian Jessica Pereira in her second match.

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Fidan Alizade lost in the 1/8 finals. She won against Altansetseq Basukh (UAE) but was defeated by Jessica Klimkait (Canada).

It should be noted that the Azerbaijani team will join to the competition, which will end on October 26, with 14 judokas.