First Weightlift­ing Cup’s win­ners named

Azer News - - Country Guide - By Ab­dul Ker­imkhanov

With a great at­mos­phere and de­li­cious aro­mas, the pub­lic have a chance to stroll around the char­i­ta­ble fair.

The event is or­ga­nized by Amap­ola Ex­clu­sive Events com­pany, Trend Life re­ported.

On Oc­to­ber 25, the com­pany launched its work on this mag­i­cal project. A team of tal­ented peo­ple car­ried out large-scale and ac­tive work on the de­sign and prepa­ra­tion of New Year's scenery for a char­ity fair. Az­er­ishıq, Baku Abadlıq Xid­mati and Pasha Se­cu­rity, as well as the main spon­sors - Bou­tiqueәOne, Az­er­cell, Shamahı Palace, Az rbay­can chayı, Berg, Balkhoorma, Zey­tun bagları, Muğan­bank and Coca-Сola pro­vide as­sis­tance to the high-level event.

The con­cept of a char­ity fair this year is dif­fer­ent from the pre­vi­ous ones. The char­ity fair is be­ing held for the sixth year. By tra­di­tion, all funds raised from the event will be do­nated for the treat­ment and surgery of chil­dren.

Hon­orary guests of the fair are res­i­dents of or­phan­ages, who are wait­ing for en­ter­tain­ment pro­grams, in­ter­est­ing events and gifts from spon­sors.

With 47 stalls sell­ing a range of fun toys, clothes, unique dec­o­ra­tions and more, it’s the per­fect place to get into that fes­tive spirit.

Fes­tive dec­o­ra­tions, var­i­ous gifts sit along­side food and drink to keep you warm on the cold win­ter nights.

Nar­gis Fund was cre­ated in 2012 by the ed­i­tor-in-chief of the Nar­gis mag­a­zine Ulviyye Mah­mu­dova. The project aims to con­tinue the tra­di­tions of char­ity in Azer­bai­jan, and since 2013 it has started ac­tive work. It was then that the be­gin­ning of a good tra­di­tion - the hold­ing of a char­ity fair "Cold hands, a warm heart" was laid. Since its foun­da­tion, a num­ber of char­ity projects have been or­ga­nized; ma­te­rial as­sis­tance has been pro­vided to or­phan­ages and el­derly homes, low-in­come fam­i­lies, as well as treat­ment and op­er­a­tions for chil­dren suf­fer­ing from var­i­ous dis­eases.

De­tailed in­for­ma­tion about the ac­tiv­i­ties of the foun­da­tion and the "Cold hands, warm heart" fair is avail­able on the of­fi­cial web­site of nar­g­is­, as well as on the of­fi­cial pages of the foun­da­tion on so­cial net­works: Face­book, In­sta­gram.

TAbout hun­dreds of ath­letes who have been trained in the es­tab­lished stan­dards of sports com­mu­ni­ties, sports clubs, sports cen­ters, sports schools and have un­der­gone med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tions took part in the com­pe­ti­tions. The pur­pose of the Azer­bai­jan Cup is to check the sta­tus of train­ing of ath­letes, look at the re­serves, select strong ath­letes.

On the first day of the women's com­pe­ti­tion, Sabina Az­i­mova was stronger than her ri­vals. The Azer­bai­jani ath­lete raised 172 kilo­grams in a dou­ble-event (75 kilo­grams in clean, 97 kilo­grams in jerk) and, gain­ing 253.22 points, she was able to beat her ri­vals in the fi­nal stand­ings. The sec­ond place went to Boy­anka Kos­tova, who raised a to­tal of 171 kg (78 kg in clean, 93 kg in jerk) and scored 233,29 points. The third place was taken by Firuza Ibrag­i­mova, who lifted 164 kg (72 kg in clean, 92 kg in jerk) and scored 213.11 points.

Among men, on the first day of the tour­na­ment, weightlifters in the weight cat­e­gories 49, 55 and 61 kg first ex­pe­ri­enced their strength. Ath­letes Avaz Tagiyev (152 kg in to­tal), Omar Javadov (198 kg in to­tal) and Elmed­din Huseynov (228 kg in to­tal) be­came win­ners in their weight cat­e­gory.

At the end of the tour­na­ment, weightlifters com­peted in the weight cat­e­gories of 67 kg and 73 kg. Ath­lete Mo­hammed Mam­madli won a gold medal with a score of 267 kg in to­tal (116 + 151). An­other weightlifter Rus­tam Gasi­mov won a sil­ver medal with a score of 266 kg in to­tal (120 kg + 146 kg). Kanan Khalilov, a weightlifter, climbed to the third step of the podium with a score of 255 kg (120 kg + 135 kg).

Ath­lete Pasha Ibrahimli in the weight cat­e­gory of 73 kg climbed to the high­est step of the podium with a score of 291 kg (132 + 159). The sec­ond place was oc­cu­pied by Fyu­gan Aliyev - 260 kg (120 + 140), El­shan Shar­i­fov also took the third place with a score of 248 kg (112 + 136).

Wrestling, shoot­ing, fenc­ing, rac­ing and weightlift­ing re­main pop­u­lar sports in Azer­bai­jan fa­mous for its rich sports tra­di­tions.

The devel­op­ment of weightlift­ing in Azer­bai­jan has been in the spot­light of the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity in re­cent years.

In 2014, the coun­try hosted Euro­pean Pow­er­lift­ing Cham­pi­onships which brought to­gether nearly 300 ath­letes from 27 coun­tries.

Over 50 Azer­bai­jani ath­letes vied for the medals. The gold medals came from na­tional ath­letes El­nara Guliyeva, Gunel Tal­i­bova, Sara Ab­basova, Kam­ran Badalov, Elmir Tarverdiyev, Farid Gur­banov, Zer­dush Has­ra­tov, Sarkhan Gasimli, Orkhan Ah­madzade and Vusal Aliyev.

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