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Result: Azerbaijan, Turkey and France win two gold medals each in Baku

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.

Azerbaijan, Turkey and France won two gold medals each on the first day of the men's and women's karate kumite finals at the European Games in Baku.

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.

Aghayev's compatriot, Firdovsi Farzaliyev, also collected gold in the men's 60kg kumite by beating Luca Maresca of Italy.

Emily Thouy of France won gold in the women's 55kg kumite as a yuko in the final second of the deciding match against Jelena Kovacevic gave her a 2-1 win.

Lucie Ignace then won the second gold medal for the French team in 61kg. She was handed a unanimous points decision after 1-1 after full time against Merve Coban of Turkey.

Meanwhile, Turkey's two gold medals came from Serap Ozcelik in the women's 50kg and Buruk Uygur in the men's 67kg.

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Monday's key events


ATHLETICS
· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

SAILING
· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

FOOTBALL
· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

CYCLING
· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

WEIGHTLIFTING
· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

HOCKEY
· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

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