Azerbaijani wrestler Elvin Mursaliyev wins gold medal of European Games - PHOTOSESSION

Azerbaijani wrestler Elvin Mursaliyev wins gold medal of European Games - <span style="color: red;">PHOTOSESSION
# 14 June 2015 17:40 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestler Elvin Murseliyev (75 kg) has earned gold medal in “Baku-2015” the first European Games.

One of the leading members of the Azerbaijani national team Elvin Mursaliyev joined to the competition from the first tour, APAsport reports. Beating Slovak Richard Rigo, 8-0, Azerbaijani wrestler qualified to 1/8 finals easily. In the next stage he met Ionel Puskasu (Romania) and made a draw- 2-2. Mursaliyev in the 1/4 finals got a stronger rival from Russia, Chingiz Labazanov. Azerbaijani wrestler won the challenging stage 4-2 with Russian wrestler.

In the half final, owing to his persistence, Mursaliyev could win Georgian Zurab Datunashvili, 3-2, turning the disadvantageous score, 2-1, to his favor.

In the final Elvin Mursaliyev met Serbian Victor Nemes. It was not so difficult for Mursaliyev to defeat Serbian wrestler, 5-1, bringing the 6th gold medal to the Azerbaijani National. It was the 12th medal of the national team in total.

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