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Azerbaijan Shows its Athletic Dominance

Azerbaijan American Alliance
June 22, 2015

After the first week of competition, the athletes of the Baku 2015 European Games are putting on a display of great athletic competition. With participation in a wide range of sports, the athletes of the Azerbaijan delegation are doing an excellent job in representing the host country by successfully winning. The top countries with the highest medal counts are Russia (78), Azerbaijan (35), and Germany (31). For Azerbaijan, their athletic delegation has been able to capture 14 gold medals, 7 silver, and 14 bronze. The athletes of Azerbaijan have shown their dominance in Wrestling and Karate, where 26 of the 35 won, 10 of which were gold medals.  Additionally, the delegation has also been successful in receiving medals for competition in the fields of Gymnastics, Canoe Sprint, Trampoline, and the Triathlon. As the exciting games continue until June 28, there are still competitions that medals can be won for and add to the country’s overall medal count.

 

Inna Osipenko-Rodomska of Azerbaijan wins the Semi Final 2 Kayak Single (K2) 200m Women during day three of the Baku 2015 European Games at Mingachevir on June 15, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images for BEGOC)

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 18: Silver Medalist Oleg Stepko of Azerbaijan celebrates with the medal won in the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Individual All Around Final during day six of the Baku 2015 European Games at National Gymnastics Arena on June 18, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images for BEGOC)

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 15: (L-R) Bronze medalists Oleg Stepko, Eldar Safarov, and Petro Pakhnyuk of Azerbaijan stand on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's Team Final on day three of the Baku 2015 European Games at the National Gymnastics Arena on June 15, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images for BEGOC)

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 13: Rasul Chunayev of Azerbaijan celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Men's 71kg Greco-Roman final against Balint Korpasi of Hungary during day one of the Baku 2015 European Games at Heydar Aliyev Arena on June 13, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images for BEGOC)

 

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