Azerbaijani judo fighter Shikhalizade became champion

13 May 2017

Team Azerbaijan has added fourth gold to the country`s medal haul at the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games as judo fighter Nijat Shikhalizade climbed on the winner`s rostrum in the men`s 66kg weight category.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President of the National Olympic Committee Ilham Aliyev, first lady, Chair of the Baku 2017 4th Islamic Solidarity Games Organising Committee Mehriban Aliyeva and family members, as well as President of the International Judo Federation Marius Vizer watched the final game in which Shikhalizade defeated Algerian Houd Zourdani by ippon.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President of the National Olympic Committee Ilham Aliyev presented the medals to the judo fighters.

The head of state congratulated Nijat Shikhalizade.

The national anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan was played and the flag was raised in honor of the champion.

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