Home favourite Rafael Aghayev, deemed the 'Maradona of karate', won the gold medal in the men's 75kg kumite by beating Noah Bitsch of Germany in the semi-final before vanquishing Luigi Busa of Italy in the final.
Result: Azerbaijan, Turkey and France win two gold medals each in Baku
By Giuseppe Labellarte, Reporter | 6y
Azerbaijan, Turkey and France win two gold medals each on the first day of the men's and women's karate kumite finals at the European Games in Baku.
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