During 13-15 March, Athlete ambassadors of Baku 2017 gave masterclasses on three different kinds of sport within “Domestic Grassroots” program.
Digital competition contained different questions and were published on the official Facebook page of Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games. The sport fans who won the competition became participants of the classes. Furthermore, teenage sport fans were also involved in the master classes.
Aside on March 13, Judo master class was held by athlete ambassador Rustam Orujov and Elmar Gasimov at Neftchi Training Base and on March 14, Wrestling master class was held by champion and athlete ambassador Haji Aliyev at Olympic Wrestling Center and football master class took place at Bayil arena on March 15 by double champion, national team player and athlete ambassador of Baku 2017 Ruslan Abishov. At the end of master classes all participants were awarded with certificates.
Elmar Gasimov and Rustam Orujov expressed their satisfaction with master classes within Grassroots Program and looked forward to this type of projects being continued.
The main goal of these master classes is to encourage young generation into sports and help young athletes with sharing valuable experience, at the beginning of their career.
Distinguished youth, the main target group of Grassroots Program also shared their impressions. One of the young sport fans stated: “I saw Haji Aliyev on TV and always dreamed about meeting him in real life. Today my dream came true and I was training with him. When I grow, I wish to be a wrestler just like him.”.