"The girls performed very well. They went to every meeting with high mood."
Elnur Ismayilov, coach of Azerbaijan's national women's judo team, told Idman.biz.
He evaluated the performance of his students at the Open Oceania Tournament in Perth, Australia. Ismayilov said he was satisfied with the 3 female judokas competing in the competition: "We won 1 bronze medal in the tournament. Aydan Valiyeva took the 3rd place. Fidan Alizade and Gultaj Mammadliyeva lost due to a sudden mistake. In the match for the bronze medal, Aydan did not allow his opponent to breathe and defeated her opponent by ippon. All 3 of our athletes showed themselves well in this competition. The judokas of Azerbaijan, who could not win a medal, were defeated at the last moment. I expect better results from them in future competitions."
It should be noted that in the Oceania Tournament, along with Aydan Valiyeva (52 kg), Murad Fatiyev (90 kg) won a medal. He took the 1st place.