Azerbaijani athletes won 3 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medals on the first day of wrestling competitions of the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games in Konya, Turkey. Leyla Aliyeva, Vice President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, watched the performances of our wrestlers at the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games.
“Report” Referring to AZERTAC, it is reported that the medal matches of the competitions organized in the Konya Technical University’s gymnasium were held by Heydar Aliyev Foundation Vice President Leyla Aliyeva, National Olympic Committee (NOC) Vice President Chingiz Huseynzade, Minister of Youth and Sports Farid Gayibov and NOC Secretary General Azer Aliyev followed.
Haji Aliyev (65 kg), Turan Bayramov (74 kg), our female wrestler Maria Stadnik (50 kg) won gold, Abubakr Abakarov (86 kg), Alyona Kolesnik (59 kg) won silver, and Aliabbas Rzazade (50 kg) won bronze medals. have had
It should be noted that although the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games were to be held in 2021, the competition was postponed for a year due to the global pandemic. More than 4,000 athletes from 56 countries are competing for 483 sets of medals in 24 sports at the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games, which will last until August 18.
It is no coincidence that the games are held in Konya. The city of Konya, which has an ancient history, is also considered one of the important centers of Islamic civilization. The tomb of Jalaluddin Rumi, one of the great Sufi poets, is a shrine for hermits. In general, Konya has a harmonious spirit where different cultures come together.
It should be recalled that the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games held in Baku on May 12-22, 2017 demonstrated to the whole world that the Islamic world can be one and that thanks to the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev and the activities of First Vice-President and Chairman of the Organizing Committee Mehriban Aliyeva increases our strength. In “Baku-2017”, more than 3 thousand athletes from 54 countries competed for 269 sets of medals in 24 sports competitions. Azerbaijan, which participated in these Games with 425 athletes, won 162 medals (75 gold, 50 silver and 37 bronze). Turkey ranked second (195 medals), Iran third (98 medals), Uzbekistan fourth (63 medals), and Bahrain (21 medals) ranked fifth.
The Islamic Solidarity Games were held for the first time in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The second Islamia, which was supposed to be held in Tehran, the capital of Iran, was canceled. The third Games were held in Palembang, Indonesia in 2013. The VI Islamic Solidarity Games will be held in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, in 2025.