Ilham Zakiyev is a para-judo athlete, he is 6 times European Champion and 2 times World Champion.
He won gold medal at the Athens and Beijing 2008 Paralympics and bronze medal at London 2012 Paralympics. He is a gold medalist of Baku 2015 European Games.
Ilham Zakiyev received honoured master of sports title in 2009. He was decorated with Honour order in 2008. In 2015 after the European Games President decorated him with the second Honour order. He is the only athlete that has Honor order in Azerbaijan.
In 2012 He was awarded with Progress medal. Besides that Ilham has received Golden Chenar award of Heydar Aliyev Foundation.
Ilham Zakiyev is one of the Athlete Ambassadors of Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games.
Please see below the inspirational video-interview with Ilham Zakiyev: