Azerbaijani athletes successfully perform at Int’l Grand Prix Shotgun tournament

Azerbaijani shooter Alimirza Guliyev has won a gold medal after beating two Australian rivals in the second International Grand Prix Shotgun tournament devoted to national leader Heydar Aliyev’s memory, in Gabala, Baku.

Rana Askerova also grabbed gold medal of the tournament thanks to a victory over Finland’s Olympic champion Satu Makela-Nummela and Kuwaiti Sarah Al-Haval.

The tournament brings together 150 best shooters from 17 countries including Azerbaijan, Australia, UK, Belarus, Hungary, Georgia, Russia, Turkey, Qatar, Cyprus, US, Kuwait, UAE, Finland, Iran, Italy, and Ukraine. The sportsmen will compete in such Olympic disciplines as trap, double trap and skeet.

The prize fund of the tournament that will end on May 24 stands at $96,500.

The first Heydar Aliyev International Grand Prix Shotgun was held in Gabala in August 2014 with $81,000 prize fund.

SOURCE: Azer News