"Women and sports are slightly incompatible in the country I hail from, but I managed to do this," said Kamala Mamedova.
Years ago, it would have never occurred to anybody that a stubborn little girl from Kvemo Kapanakhchi village, Gardabani district, could become a European champion.
Thanks to her father's support, Kamala Mamedova fulfilled her dream at 15 and started practicing karate at a gym.
Initially, people around the young Azerbaijani woman were skeptical of her decision. However, Kamala's proud relatives are her avid supporters now.