Five-time world champion in karate Rafael Aghayev met in Moscow with the top-management of the Russian Karate Federation. The President of the Russian Karate Federation Sergey Tsoy congratulated the sportsmen from Azerbaijan with the victory at the World Karate Championships in Linz.
The meeting discussed the inclusion of karate in the program of the Olympic Games and the prospects for development of karate in the world. Rafael shared that he intends to fight for Olympic gold in Tokyo in 2020.
The Vice-president of the Russian Karate Federation Victor Khan has offered to organize joint training of national teams of Russia and Azerbaijan. Aghayev agreed to participate in such events.