The Best Athletes, Coach, Referee of 2017
On 27 December 2017, the best athletes, coach and referee was announced. The event started with the speech of the President of the Azerbaijan Athletics Federation, Mr. Chingiz Huseynzada. First of all, the 80 years anniversary of Lyubov Shevchenko, who has been a champion of Azerbaijan many times and worked as a chief teacher of Athletics Department of Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Culture & Sport was celebrated and she was awarded with memorable gifts from AAF.
Later, The Best athletes, coach and referee of the year were awarded. Also, athletes who succeeded in international competitions and athletes who signed the new record for the year were also awarded by the federation.
The bests of the year:
The best young athlete of the year (Girls) - Yelena Pekhtireva
The best young athlete of the year (Boys) - Rustam Mammadov
The best female athlete of the year - Hanna Skydan
The best male athlete of the year - Nazim Babayev
The best coach of the year - Ziyad Khalfayev
The best referee of the year - Jafar Jafarov