Ilham Aliyev presented the gold medal to the champion

18 june 2015, 23:50

Taekwondo fighter Milad Beigi Harchegani has added the 12th gold to Azerbaijan`s medal count at the First European Games after emerging victorious in the -80kg weight category. Azerbaijan`s female taekwondo fighter Farida Azizova claimed the silver medal.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, his wife, chairperson of the Baku 2015 First European Games Organizing Committee Mehriban Aliyeva and family members watched the final games of the fighters at Baku Crystal Hall.

On the way to the final, Harchegani defeated Serbian Damir Fejzic, British Lutalo Muhammad and Portuguese Julio Ferreira. He defeated Russian Albert Gaun 9-4 in the final.

Then the award ceremony was held.

President Ilham Aliyev presented the medals to the winners.

The national anthem of Azerbaijan was played, and the national flag of Azerbaijan was raised.

On the way to the final, female taekwondo fighter Farida Azizova (-67kg) beat Dutch Joyce Van Baaren, Turkish Nur Tatar, and Swedish Elin Johansson. She lost to Russian Anastasiia Baryshnikova 6-5 in the final, and claimed the silver medal of the First European Games.