Azerbaijan's judo success honoured at home. AZERBAIJAN JUDO FEDERATION

At the end of 2023, the Ministry of Youth and Sport organised a gala ceremony on 26 December to celebrate the remarkable achievements in sport during 2023. The event concluded with the awarding of prizes to winners in various categories.

The Azerbaijan Judo Federation came second in the "Best Sports Federation of the Year" category and European champion Hidayat Heydarov was named Best Male Athlete of the Year. Nazim Umbayev won the "Best Judge" award and Ramil Valiyev was designed Best Medical Professional of the Year. Rustam Alimli came third in the "Best Coach" category and Khadija Gadashova was named second Best Sports Discovery of the Year. 

The National Olympic Committee awarded the Azerbaijan Judo Federation with  the prestigious title of "The Most Creative Sports Federation of the Year" for the social project "White Suite Girls." 

The award was presented to General Secretary Rashad Rasulu by the Minister of Youth and Sports Farid Gayibov.

Azerbaijan honours some of its judo stars. AZERBAIJAN JUDO FEDERATION
Azerbaijan honours some of its judo stars. AZERBAIJAN JUDO FEDERATION

The resounding success of "White Suite Girls" has been recognised by other international bodies, winning numerous sports and film awards, an unprecedented achievement in Azerbaijani advertising and marketing, particularly in the category of communications and public services category. The project also won awards at Red Jolbors, the largest communications festival in Central Asia, and a gold award in the Sustainable PR Campaign category at the Ad Black Sea Festival.