Vitaliy Rahimov

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Vitaliy Rahimov
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Medal record
Men's Greco-Roman wrestling
Competitor for  Azerbaijan
Summer Olympics
Silver 2008 Beijing 60 kg
World Championships
Bronze 2009 Herning 60 kg
Bronze 2010 Moscow 66 kg
European Championships
Gold 2005 Varna 60 kg
Bronze 2011 Dortmund 66 kg

Vitaliy Rahimov (born 27 August 1984, Meghri, Armenian SSR) is an Azerbaijani athlete.

Rahimov moved with his family to Azerbaijan in 1990. He has been trained in Greco-Roman wrestling since 1994.[1] He made the Azerbaijani Olympic teams in 2004 and 2008. In the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Rahimov beat Jim Gruenwald of the United States (7-0) but was later defeated by the Serbian Davor Stefanek.[2]

In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Rahimov reached the final having beaten Sheng Jiang (China), Eusebiu Diaconu (Romania), Armen Nazaryan (Bulgaria), and Nurbakyt Tengizbayev (Turkmenistan) but lost to Islam-Beka Albiev from Russia.


  1. ^ Vitaliy Rahimov: I Want to Come Back an Olympic Medalist by E.Aliyev. Echo. #160(898). 20 August 2004. Retrieved 12 August 2008
  2. ^ Olympic notes: Injury drops wrestler by Charles F. Gardner. Journal Sentinel. 12 May 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2008