UWW awards national wrestler

December 5, 2021 1:15 p.m. (UTC + 04:00)


By Laman Ismayilova

Another Azerbaijani wrestler received a cash award from United World Wrestling (UWW).

Maria Stadnik (50 kg) received $ 3,000. The two-time world champion and eight-time European champion placed third in the world rankings after scoring 60 points.

Previously, freestyle wrestler Osman Nurmahammadov (92 kg) won $ 3,000, while Greco-Roman wrestler Rafig Huseynov (82 kg) received $ 10,000.

United World Wrestling (UWW) is the international governing body for amateur wrestling; his duties include overseeing wrestling at the Olympics.

The organization presides over international competitions for various forms of wrestling, including Greco-Roman wrestling, freestyle wrestling, grappling, for men and women, as well as others.

Wrestling remains the most popular sport in the county and is overseen by the National Wrestling Federation, which was established in 1993.

The Rio Games opened a new page in the struggle for Azerbaijan. The country has become one of only two nations to ever increase the number of medals obtained at five consecutive Games.

In 2020, Azerbaijani wrestlers finished third overall for individual World Cup medals in Serbia.

The national wrestlers won two medals, including silver and bronze. Russia leads the medal table, followed by Turkey.

The national team also won five medals at the Moscow Grand Prix held in Russia. The national team won one gold, two silver and two bronze in the tournament /

In 2021, Azerbaijani wrestler Osman Nurmagomedov (92 kg) crowned world champion in Belgrade.

Nurmagomedov became world champion after beating the Russian wrestler in the final.

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