President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President of the National Olympic Committee Ilham Aliyev has today met with athletes who competed in the 31st Summer Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and their coaches.
The Azerbaijani President, his wife Mehriban Aliyeva and family members were warmly welcomed by the meeting participants.
The head of state made a speech at the event.
Then orders of President Ilham Aliyev to award members of Azerbaijan national Olympic team were read out.
The head of state presented Honorary diploma of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Taraggi medals, Shohrat and Service to Motherland orders to a group of athletes and their coaches for their contribution to the development of sports in Azerbaijan and their high achievements in the 31st Summer Olympic Games.
Addressing the event, senior coach of the Azerbaijan freestyle wrestling team Firdovsi Umudov, personal coach of Togrul Asgarov, the silver medalist of the 31st Summer Olympic Games, Elchin Zeynalov, coach of the men's national taekwondo team Elnur Amanov, silver medalist of the Olympic Games, judo fighter Elmar Gasimov, silver medalist of the Rio Olympics, wrestler Mariya Stadnik thanked the head of state for his great attention to the development of sports in the country.
President Ilham Aliyev also met with Zabit Samedov, who sealed WBC Muay Thai world title at a tournament commemorating the first President of Chechnya Akhmad Kadyrov in Grozny, and congratulated him on his victory.
President Ilham Aliyev then posed for photographs with Olympians and their coaches.