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Azerbaijan’s Ramil Qasımov wins gold in judo at Eger World Cup

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Earlier today, Azerbaijan’s Ramil Qasımov won gold in judo at a World Cup event in Eger, Hungary in the -73 kilo event.  The victory also qualified him for the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio.



Qasımov became a Paralympic judoka in 2013.  He had previously represented Azerbaijan on the Olympic level at the 2008 Games in Beijing where he finished twenty-first. Last year, Qasımov won gold in the -73 kilo event at a Colorado Springs hosted World Cup event.


Azerbaijan has a history of success in judo. Ramin Ibrahimov won gold medal in the men’s -60 kg event at the 2012 Summer Paralympics, and team mate Afag Sultanova won a gold in the women’s -57 kg event. Ilham Zakiyev won a bronze for the country in 2012 in the men’s +100 kg event.

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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