Azerbaijan Athletics Federation was established in 1923 and reorganize in 1992. Azerbaijan Atletics Federation is a member of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Asian Athletics Association of Federations since 1992. Azerbaijan Athletics Federation elected as amember of European Association of Athletics Federation at the request of AAF on International Association of Athletics Federations Congress in Seville, Spain in 1999.
The first athletics tournament in the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku was held in 1992. In the coming years athletics improved in Azerbaijan. Thus, honored coach of the USSR Afghan Safarov played a great role in development of athletics in Azerbaijan.
Below are the names of the athletes who have achieved great results in Azerbaijan. USSR, Europe, and world records were set by Galina Ganeker, Isay Papkov, Stanislav Neshayev, Khandadash Madatov, Yuri Kanovalov, Ziba Alasgarova, Valeri Sereda, Nina Brintseva. Two-time Olympic relay silver medal holder (Melbourne 1956 and Rome 1960) Y.Konovalov, and Alexander Kornelyuk won silver medal in European Championship (Finland, 1971) and the Munich Olympics (1972). In 1979, Vladimir Tsepelev was awarded first place at the winter European Championship held in Vienna, Austria.
Tsepelev won long jump competition and determined Azerbaijani record (8.03) of the Soviet Union Torunament in Tbilisi. In 1980-90 the Azerbaijani athletes have been winners of USSR and international competitions. Vasif Asadov the Soviet Union in the triple jump three times (1983, 1984, 1988) was awarded the title of champion of the Soviet Union in the triple jump (1983, 1984, 1988) and the European Championship bronze (1988) medal winner in the triple jump.
2007-11-15 July.IAAF Youth World Championships, Ostrava (CZE) - 200m Ramil Guliyev 2nd place
2007-23-27 July , EYOF Belgrade (SRB), 100m (10.50 result) and 200m (20,98 result) Ramil Guliyev 1st Place. Triple Jumpwith 15.56 result Anvar Zeynalzade 1st place.
2007 17-23 September, Youth 1st Eurasia Games Brest (BLR), 100m and 200m Samir Aghammadov Silver medal
2008 03-09 July, IV Asia Children International Sport Games Yakutiya (RUS) Triple Jump, Murad İbadullayev 1st Place, Yakut Jumps 2nd place, 100m Samir Aghammadov 2nd Place, in 200m 3rd Place.
2009 01-12 July, World Student Games Belgrade (SER), Ramil Guliyev set New European Youth Record and Azerbaijan Senior record in 200m with the result of 20,04.
2009 23-26 July Novi Sad (SRB), U20 European Championships. Ramil Guliyev 200m (20.33) - 1st Place, Hayle İbrahimov, 5000m (14:01.19 ) 1st Place and in 10 000 m (30:06.64 ) 1st Place,Ramil Guliyev 100m (10.16 ) - 2nd Place, Layesh Abdullayeva , 1500m (4:16.63 ) 2nd Place and in 3000m SC (9:55.95) 2nd Place.
2009 15-23 August , Berlin (GER) World Championships, 200m (20.61 ) Ramil Guliyev 7th
2010 27 July , Barcelona (ESP) European Championships, 5000m , Hayle İbrahimov (13:34.15), Bronze Medal
2011 06-08 March - Paris (FRA), European Indoor Championships, 3000m Hayle İbrahimov (7:53.32), Silver Medal
2011 14-17 July, U23 European Championships Ostrava (CZE ), Layesh Abdullayeva 5000m (15:29.47) First Place and 10.000m (32:18.05) First Place.
2011 21-24 July - U20 European Championships, Tallin (EST), Triple Jump, Murad İbadullayev - 2nd Place with 16,25 result nad , Rahib Mammadov 3rd Place in 110m H with 13.74 result
2012 10-15 July, U20 IAAF World Championships, Barcelona (ESP), Triple Jump, Yekaterina Sarıyeva, set New Azerbaijan Record with 13.33 result and was 7th.
2012 03-15 July, Children Asian Games Yakutiya (RUS), Triple Jump , Nazim Babayev 2nd Place with 13,94 result
2012 27July - 12 August - London Olympic Games, 5000m ,Hayle İbrahimov (13:45.97),9th
2013, 01-03 March- European Indoor Championships, Goteborg (SWE) 3000m (7:49.72) Hayle İbrahimov Gold Medal & European Champion/
2013 07-12 July- Summer Universiade, Kazan (RUS) - 5000m Hayle İbrahimov First Place and new Games Record 13:35.89
2013 11-14 July U23 European Championships, Tampere (FİN), 5000m, Layesh Abdullayeva Silver Medal with the result of 15:51.72
2013-14-19 July EYOF Utrext (HOL), Triple Jump, Nazim Babayev won the Competition with the result of 15.53
2013 22 September - 10 October, 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games Indonesia , Triple Jump Sarıyeva Yekaterina, First Place with 13.28 result, 5000m , Hayle İbrahimov First Place with the result , 13:03.12, Hammer Throw, Dmitriy Marşin, 3rd Place with the Result of 70.52 , 5000m Layesh Abdullayeva, 3rd Place with the Result of 16:49.08
2014 30May - 10 June EYOT, Baku (AZE) Triple Jump, Nazim Babayev Won the Gold medal with the result of 16.14 , 3000m ,Hadiyes Bahafeta took the 2nd place with the result of 09:34.46.
2014 12-18 August- European Championships, Zurich (SUI), 5000m , Hayle İbrahimov, Silver Medal with the result of 14:18.32
2014 16-28 August- Youth Olympic Games , Nanjinq (CHN), Triple Jump , Nazim Babayev Bronze Medal with the result of 15,96
2014-13-14 September World Cup, Morocco, 3000m ,Hayle Ibrahimov 2nd place with the result of 7:53.14,
2015 08-12 July Summer Universiade, Gwangjou(CHN), 5000m Hayle İbrahimov, Gold Medal with the result of 13:44.28 ; Hammer Throw, Hanna Skydan Gold Medal with the result of, 70.67.
2015 16-19 July, U20 European Championships,Eskilstuna (SWE), Triple Jump, Nazim Babayev, Gold Medal 17.04 result
2016-06-10 July European Championships, Amsterdam (HOL), Hanna Skydan won Bronze Medal with the result of 73.83 in Hammer Throw.
2016-10-13 July Youth Asian Games, Yakutsk, ( RUS), 100m , Yelena Pekhtireva First Place with 12.24 and in 200m First Place with teh result of 25.69 . 4x100n Relay team ( Aliyeva Gunel, Pekhtireva Yelena, Taghizade Fakhriyya, Valiyeva Lamiya) also won Gold Medal with result of 49.33
2016 13 November İAAF Golden Label Marathon, İstanbul Vodafone Marathon, Evans Kiplaqat won Gold medal with the result of 12:30.30
2017-16-20 May, 4th Islamic Solidarity Games, Nazim Babayev won Gold Medal in Triple Jump with the result of 17.15 Hanna Skydan also won Gold Medal in Hammer Throw with the result of 75.29 which is also New Azerbaijan Record. Alexis Copello in Triple Jump was Second with the result of 16.90 and in 110m Hurdles Rahib Mammadov also was Second with the result of 14.18. Our Athlete Zakiyya Hasanova, was 4th in both 100m (11,72) and in 200m (23,76). With this results she set new Azerbaijan Record for 100m and 200m Women.
2017-20-23 July. U23 European Championships, Bygdoszcz (POL), Nazim Babayev won the GOLD Medal with the result of 17.18.
2017 04-13 August, IAAF World Championships London, Alexis Copello was 5th in Triple Jump with the result of 17,16.
2017-20-25 August, Sammer Universiade Taipei (Taiwan), Nazim Babayev won the Gold Medal with the result of 17,01 in Triple Jump
2018 , 09 June, Championships of The Small States of Europea (Schaan, LIE) Zakiyya Hasanova set new Azerbaijan Women Record in 200m event with the result of 23,56. with this result she won the Gold medal. At the same championships, in 100m event, Zakiyya also set new Azerbaijan Record with the result of 11.61. She won Silver medal in 100m.
2018- (12 August) - European Championships (Berlin), Alexis Copello took 2nd place with the result of 16,93.
2018- (18 February), Istanbul Indoor Cup, in 60m, Zakiyya Hasanova won the bronze medal with the result of 7,45 which is the new Azerbaijan Women Indoor Record.
2018 (04 May), Diamond League (Doha), with the result of 17,21 Alexis Copello was 3rd in the Diamond League.
2018- (06 July), European Youth Championships, (Gyor , HUN) Mammadov Rustam won Bronze medal with the result of 15,16m in Triple Jump.
in 2018 our athletes Rustam Mammadov and Fakhriyya Taghizade represented Azerbaijan in Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games.
Since 1993, the AAF has been operating as an independent body to manage the athletics. Samad Salehov was elected as the first president of AAF. Elkhan Aghayev has led AAF since 1994. Since 1996, Chingiz Huseynzade was elected as the president of AAF.