Dagestani boxers win start fights at Olympics

Makhachkala, August 10, 2016. Dagestani boxers Albert Salimov and Magomedrasul Medzhidov, acting for Azerbaijan, gained victory over their rivals at the Olympic tournament in Rio de Janeiro. The natives of Dagestan won the start fights, which took place on August 9 with the score of 3: 0.

Performing in the weight category up to 60 kg, Salimov defeated Irishman David Oliver Joyce. In the next stage of the tournament, Salimov will fight against French Sofyan Oumiaa.

Medzhidov, in the weight category over 91 kg, turned out to be stronger than Moroccan Mohamed Arjan. An athlete Ivan Dychko from Kazakhstan will become the next Medzhidov's rival.

The forthcoming bouts with participation of Dagestan boxers will be conducted in the night on August 12 - 13.

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