The Big Judo Helmet will start today in Tel Aviv, the capital of Israel.

Seven Azerbaijani athletes will compete on the first day of the competition, reports.

Karamat Huseynov ( 60 kg ) will face Ashley Mackenzie (Great Britain) and Davud Mammadsoy (Moritz Plafki (Germany)) in the 1/16 final.

The winner of the last European Championship in 66 kg Orkhan Safarov will try to break the resistance of Amit Bobovich, representing Israel. The weight Nijat Shikhalizade the Petr Jukovla (Romania) face.


Azerbaijan is represented by three judokas in the women's competition.

Leyla Aliyeva ( 48 kg) will clarify her relations with Israeli Shira Rishoni and Aisha Gurbanli with her compatriot Tamar Malka in the 1/16 finals .

Gultaj Mammadaliyeva ( 57 kg ) will meet Eleudis Valentim (Brazil) in the 1/16 final.

It should be noted that the Grand Slam will end on February 20. Azerbaijan is represented in the national competition by a total of 15 judokas.