Gabala”s carate fighters for the Azerbaijan provisional team Niyazi Aliyev and Rafiz Hasanov highlight our club at the 39th European Championship being held in Tampere, Finland. The national team included Asiman Gurbanly, Niyazi Aliyev, Tural Aghalarzadeh, Shahin Atamov, Rafiz Hasanov and Aykhan Mamayev, which beat 4 arch rivals – Latvia with 3-0, Serbia with 2-1, as well as Holland with 2-0 in semifinal.
Azerbaijan”s squad came on the field against Turkey, who were of the favorits of the contest and the match ended in a 2:2 draw. Our national team apeared to be the best team of the European championship on aggregate rules of points for the first ever in their history.
With individual matches, Niyazi Aliyev (-67 kg) gained a silver medal amongst all 3 medals of Azerbvaijan coming out at the 4th place between 23 teams on aggregate medals.