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Azeri sportsmen leave for Beijing Summer Olympics


Baku. Elshen Mammedov - APA-Sport. Azerbaijani delegation has left for China today in order to participate in the Summer Olympic Games to start August 8 in Beijing.
Friends and relatives, fans and reporters were at Haydar Aliyev airport to see the sportsmen off. The 147-man delegation included 16 wrestlers, 2 boxers, 2 weightlifters, 2 athlete and 2 swimmers, coaches, officials of various federations, Youth and Sports Ministry and National Olympic Committee. 6 judo wrestlers, 3 weightlifters, a shooter and a jockey have gone to Beijing earlier. 8 gymnasts and a taekwondo fighter will take a flight on August 16. The sportsmen promised to do their best in the competition.
Beijing Olympics will last till August 24. Judo wrestler Ramil Gasimov (66 kg) and swimmer Oksana Hetemkhanova (100 m, brass) to perform on August 10 will be the first to join the struggle.

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