Rafael Aghayev

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Birthday
4, 1985
Birthplace
Azerbaijan
Birth Sign
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Birthday
4, 1985 (age 34)
Birthplace
Azerbaijan

About

Azerbaijani Karate competitor who is known for being a five times World champion as well as a ten time European champion.

Before Fame

He first entered the Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Culture and Sport in the faculty of martial arts as per specialty trainer-instructor in karate. He then graduated in Martial Arts Techniques in 2007. From 2007 to 2008, he served in the armed forces on the territory of Aghjabadi District of the Republic. He was then transferred to the Central Sports Club of the Ministry of Defense as a promising sportsman.

Trivia

He has won gold medals in several World Championships across the world including in Tokyo in 2008 at the Kumite open and in Montpellier in 2016. 

Family Life

His inclination for sports stems back to his father being a professional soccer player. He was born and raised in Sumqayit, Azerbaijan. 

Associated With

A variety of people have also trained in Karate and Mixed Martial Arts including Ed O'NeillHerschel Walker, and Guy Ritchie