Baku, 12 September 2022 (TDI): Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestler Eldaniz Azizli became a two-time world champion after getting gold at the World Championship in Belgrade, Serbia.

He secured the title in the men’s 55kg weight class thanks to an 8-0 win over Georgian Nugzari Tsurtsumia. He won a gold medal before in the 2018 World Wrestling Championships.

Eldaniz Azizli

Greco-Roman wrestler Eldaniz Azizli, a world champion from Azerbaijan, competes in the 55 kg weight class. At the 2018 World Wrestling Championships, he took home a gold medal.

He won one of the bronze medals in the men’s 55 kg event at the 2020 Individual Wrestling World Cup. It was held in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2020.

Eldaniz Azizli defeated Nugzari Tsurtsumia (Georgia) in 2022 with a score of 8:2, earning him a gold medal. This made him a two-time European champion.

A few months later, for the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series 2022, he took home the silver medal in his category. In another event, he took home the gold medal at the 2021 Islamic Solidarity Games in Konya, Turkey.

Wrestling in Azerbaijan

Both traditional and modern sports are still performed today in Azerbaijan, where the sport has a long history. The national sport of Azerbaijan has historically been freestyle wrestling, but the most popular sports there now are football and chess.

Wrestling is frequently regarded to as the Azerbaijani national sport and is still a significant sport historically. In Azerbaijan, freestyle wrestling is more well-liked than Greco-Roman wrestling.

Azerbaijan is regarded as one of the top countries in wrestling.  Azerbaijan has famous wrestlers like Namig Abdullayev, Farid Mansurov, Rovshan Bayramov, and Mariya Stadnik in the past.

The USSR Wrestling Federation founded the Azerbaijan Wrestling Federation in 1959. Azerbaijan Wrestling Federation was founded in 1993. That same year, at FILA Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, it was formally accepted by the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles.

AWF conference is held every four years. The functional presidents of the AWF carry out the activities with the federation.

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