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Azerbaijani athletes return to Baku from the United Arab Emirates with 14 medals

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Earlier this morning, Azerbaijani’s team that competed at the 2015 IPC Grand Prix in Dubai and the Sharjah International Open Athletics Meeting also in the United Arab Emirates arrived in Baku with their 14 medals in tow.  The team won 4 golds, 4 silver and 6 bronze medals.



The country won three medals on the first day of competition at the IPC Grand Prix event. Huseyn Hasanov won gold in the men’s T46/47  long jump. Samir Nabiyev won silver in the men’s F57 discus. Solmaz Safarova won bronze in the women’s F55/56 shot put. Rufat Rafiyev finished eleventh in the men’s F35-38  javelin.


On the second day of the competition, Olokhan Musayev won silver in the men’s F56 while Hasanov finished fifth in the T46/47 men’s 100 meter race. Nabiyev started off the third day of competition for Azerbaijan with a bronze in the men’s F57 shot put. Elvin Astanov finished the day with a bronze medal in the men’s F53/54 javelin.


Rafiyev started off the last day of competition at the IPC Grand Prix for his country with a bronze in the men’s  F35/36 shot put.
Astanov had a seventh place finish in the men’s  F52-56  shot put. Allahverdi Allahverdiyev had a fifth place finish in the men’s F57  javelin. Nabiyev had an eighth place finish in the men’s F57 javelin. Safarova won the country’s last medal, a bronze, at the event in the women’s F53-55 discus.
The remaining medals were won at last Friday’s Sharjah International Open Athletics Meeting.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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