Movlud Miraliyev

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Movlud Miraliyev
Medal record
Men's judo
Competitor for  Azerbaijan
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing 100 kg
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Osaka Open

Movlud Miraliyev (born February 27, 1974 in Kitob, Qashqadaryo Province, Uzbekistan) is a retired Azerbaijani judoka.

The Azerbaijani finished in joint fifth place in the half-heavyweight (100 kg) division at the 2004 Summer Olympics, having lost the bronze medal match to Michael Jurack of Germany. He won the Bronze Medal match against Przemysław Matyjaszek of Poland at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

2008 Olympics Games in Beijing[edit]

After that defeat at the Bronze Medal match against Michael Jurack of Germany at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Miraliyev decides to return to the Olympics one more time. On the second match on mat 2 for the men under 100 kg, Miraliyev defeated Hassane Azzoun of Algeria by ippon. In the round of 16, the Azerbaijani fought against Levan Zhorzholiani of Georgia and won by Kata-gatame allowing him to step into the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals, he came up against Daniel Brata of Romania and won by earning a wazari using the Kata Guruma. After that victory, he advances to the semifinal one step closer to the finals. At the semifinals, it comes to him against Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar of Mongolia who defeated the top judokas such as Olympic champion Keiji Suzuki of Japan. Throughout the round, no points have been scored. During the golden score round, the Mongolian scored a yuko which ended the match. Nevertheless, Miraliyev has a chance of winning a medal though it's not gold or silver. At the bronze medal match, it's the Azerbaijani jukoda against Przemysław Matyjaszek of Poland. About 5 seconds before the time ran out, Miraliyev scored a wazari. At the end, Movlud Miraliyev won the Bronze Medal Match under -100 kg. He's the second judoka of Azerbaijan who won an Olympic medal after Elnur Mammadli.

Miraliyev retired from sports after the 2008 Olympics.

Achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Place Weight class
2008 Olympic Games 3rd Half heavyweight (100 kg)
2007 World Judo Championships 7th Open class
European Judo Championships 7th Half heavyweight (100 kg)
2004 Olympic Games 5th Half heavyweight (100 kg)
2003 World Judo Championships 3rd Open class

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