Besik Kudukhov

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Besik Kudukhov
Medal record
Men's freestyle wrestling
Representing  Russia
Olympic Games
Silver 2012 London 60 kg
Bronze 2008 Beijing 55 kg
World Championships
Silver 2006 Guangzhou 55 kg
Gold 2007 Baku 55 kg
Gold 2009 Herning 60 kg
Gold 2010 Moscow 60 kg
Gold 2011 Istanbul 60 kg
European Championships
Gold 2007 Sofia 55 kg

Besik Serodinovich Kudukhov (Russian: Бесик Серoдинович Кудухов; 15 August 1986 – 29 December 2013) was a Russian freestyle wrestler of Ossetian descent. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he won bronze in his category (55 kg).

Kudukhov was born in Tskhilon, Georgia. He was beaten by Puerto Rican Franklin Gómez in a pre-Olympic tournament in Germany. However, Kudukhov defeated Gómez during the first round at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[1] He lost the Olympic final to Azeri Toghrul Asgarov.

Kudukhov died on 29 December 2013 in a car crash on a federal highway in southern Russia between Krasnodar Krai and Vladikavkaz.[2]


  1. ^ "Franklin Gómez hace su debut olímpico". Primera Hora. 11 August 2012. 
  2. ^ London Olympic Wrestling Finalist Kudukhov, 27, Dies in Car Crash,, 29 December 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013.

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