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Olympic Champion Elnur Mammadli refuses Japanese’ proposal


Bakı – APA. Winner of Beijing Summer Olympic Games Elnur Mammadli refuse to participate in the Jigoro Kano Cup Tournament in Tokyo, Japan on December 13-14. APA reports that 20-year-old sportsman does not want to participate in the tournament, as he is not fit.

The organizers even offered Mammadli money for his participation. The Japanese said they were ready to assume Elnur’s expenses for transport, hotel and food. He was also told that he would get money. But Elnur Mammadli rejected the proposals.

Mammadli will watch Jigoro Kano tournament. Sarkhan Ahmadov (66kg) and Ramin Gurbanov (81kg) will represent Azerbaijan in the tournament. The national team will leave for Japan on December 8. Our sportsmen will also train in Tokyo and return to Azerbaijan on December 18.

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