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SULTANOVA Afag
Sport Judo
NPC Azerbaijan   
GenderWomen
Age31
Place of BirthBaku, URS
Height1.56 m
Weight 63 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
B3
Further Personal Information
Residence
Baku, AZE
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up karate at age eight before turning to judo at age 13.
Name of coach
Aghanaghi Jafarov
Coach from what year?
2000
General Interest
Other sports
She competed in able-bodied judo before an injury caused her visual impairment. (bplondon2012.com, 08 Sep 2011)
Other information
DISABILITY
After becoming European Youth and World Champion in 2008, she sustained a serious injury and the resulting trauma had a significant impact on her eyesight. Following the injury she couldn't train and considered giving up the sport altogether but was inspired by the story of Ilham Zakiyev, the Azerbaijani Paralympic Judo Champion. She made the decision to return to judo and compete in the visually impaired category. (bplondon2012.com, 08 Sep 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2012 57kg  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2010 57kg  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015 63kg