23 December 2020

TOP-PLAYER: #1 RANKING FOR ORUJOV TWO YEARS RUNNING

TOP-PLAYER: #1 RANKING FOR ORUJOV TWO YEARS RUNNING

Name: Rustam Orujov

Country: Azerbaijan

Weight category: -73kg

Points: 6575

There are a selection of European athletes who have managed to retain their WRL #1 status, and that includes the ever impressive, Rustam ORUJOV. 

It may have been a quiet year for us in terms of a lack of competition and opportunity for the athletes to acquire points, but at any given opportunity the Azeri was prepared and willing to swipe them for his bank. Following a drought, the Budapest Grand Slam was a test for the Olympic hopefuls and he did not disappoint. 

2020 European Championships bronze medal contest

On his way to Grand Slam gold, Orujov defeated former European Champion Tommy MACIAS (SWE) and demonstrated his ‘bounce-back-ability’ in a difficult final against up and coming Nils STUMP (SUI). Rounding off 2020, Orujov claimed yet another continental championships medal in these new and strange circumstances.

Author: Thea Cowen