Yusup Abdusalomov

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Yusup Abdusalomov
Personal information
Born (1977-11-08) November 8, 1977 (age 36)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Country  Tajikistan
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) 84kg Freestyle
Coached by Magomed Dibirov
Updated on 23 July 2012.

Yusup Abdusalomov (born November 8, 1977) is a Tajik wrestler, who won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.


Having won the freestyle wrestling title in his weight category at the 2003 Asian championship, Abdusalomov made his Olympic debut at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens where he finished 9th overall in the men's freestyle 74kg category. He followed this the following year with a relatively disappointing 13th place in the 2005 FILA Wrestling World Championships in Budapest. Abdusalamov was to improve on this at the 2007 World Championships in Baku where he claimed second place, having moved up to the 84 kg weight category. At the next Olympics in Beijing 2008, he repeated his good form from the world championships to claim the silver medal in the 84kg category.