Adam Saitiev

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Adam Saitiev
Personal information
Nationality Russia Russian
Ethnicity Chechnya Chechen
Born (1977-12-12) December 12, 1977 (age 37)
Khasavyurt, Dagestan, Russia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Freestyle
Coached by Viktor Alexeev, Abdul Saitiev

Adam Hamidovich Saitiev, also spelled Saytiev, (Chechen: Адам Хамидович Сайтиев, born December 12, 1977 in Khasavyurt, Dagestan) is a Russian wrestler of Chechen heritage, who won gold at the 2000 Summer Olympics for the Russian Federation at 85 kg cat.[1]

His elder brother Buvaisar Saitiev, also a wrestler, won gold in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and again in the 2008 Summer Olympics. In Russian freestyle wrestling championships 2012 final match lost to Denis Tsargush (1-0; 1-0)

Adam is a recipient of the Order of Honor (2001) and Order of Friendship (2004).


  1. ^ "Adam Saytiyev". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.