Judoka Shahen Abaghyan defeating an Azerbaijani athlete became a European Cup winner

19:05 - 02 Apr, 2016

The Junior European Judo Cup has kicked off in Athens.

In the first day of the competition judokas of 55 kg, 60 kg, 66 kg and 73 kg weight classes came out.
Shahen Abaghyan beated Turkey’s Celik Emre in the first fight then won Georgia’s Giorgi Niazashvili and Zurab Kakhniashvili. In the finals the Armenian judoka defeated Azerbaijan’s Natig Gurbanli and became a European Cup winner.

It should be noted that Shahen Abaghyan serves in the central sports club of RA Army and is among the best 10 soldier-athletes of 2015.

In April 3 athletes of 81 kg, 90 kg, 100 kg and 100+ kg weight classes will compete.

ANOC press service

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